Insuring Your Health: Observation Units Can Improve Care But May Be Costly For Patients

In her latest Kaiser Health News consumer column, Michelle Andrews writes: "There's a growing recognition by clinicians that some patients who arrive at the emergency department can benefit if they’re kept under observation for up to a day so that staff can run more tests and monitor their progress to see if their condition is improving or deteriorating" (Andrews, 2/12). Read the column.

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