Friday, August 26, 2016

The Association Between Insurance and Transfer of Noninjured Children From Emergency Departments.

Compared to children with health insurance, children without insurance were more likely to be transferred from the emergency department to another hospital, than to be admitted for inpatient care within the same hospital. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Aug 20. pii: S0196-0644(16)30262-1.

Comment: This is not supposed to happen according to ethical and legal guidelines. There appears to be at least a subtle perhaps subliminal effect upon clinicians. This emphasizes the need for universal health insurance.