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Urgent Matters

May 25, 2015

In the United States, everyone knows that if you call 911, someone will come help you. It's a great system, but anyone who has worked in it knows that not everyone who calls needs the level of emergency care it was intended for. So what should be done with patients who many would label as "abusing" the system? 



May 11, 2015

Patients presenting in the emergency department with mental health issues can wait extremely long times for a psychiatric consult due to a lack of psychiatrists and overwhelming demand at some hospitals. Hospitals throughout North Carolina have teamed up with East Carolina University, to implement a...