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The Emergency In The Emergency Rooms

Las Vegas hospital emergency rooms are freezing out ambulances because they are choked with mental patients unable to get a spot in local psychatric hospitals. And they tie up beds for days at a time. That is seriously cutting the ER services available to people with a real medical emergency. So what can be done in the short-term? Are there other solutions than warehousing people in emergency beds?

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Dr. Dale Carrison, Head of Emergency Room Services, UMC

Dr. Lesley Dickson, Executive Director, Nevada Psychiatric Association

Monday, March 3, 2014

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