"The study in my opinion was flawed that another poster presented. They used admitted to hospital as criteria to say EMS should not have denied. I disagree with that. Many patients may need procedures and observations but they are not in an emergent…"
"Again a properly set up denial policy actually makes denying more work than just transporting. This stops the lazy slob idiots. Everyone keeps talking about it being abused. It will not be abused, in fact it is not abused because it it so much more…"
"For a system like this to work it has to be tougher to deny than to transport. As already mentioned in earlier replies a proper denial system takes the medic longer in most cases than just transporting. So if set up correctly it is not the lazy mans…"
"I should have included that you do not tell them they do not need a doctor you do advise them to go and as mentioned you even work with them to find it.
Many illnesses and injuries have no need of an ambulance and we should educate the public. Part…"
"Per the dept of labor as long as you are reasonably free to do what you want including being away from the station a service can pay "on call" reimbursement. But if they restrict you beyond say having a drink and requiring a 5-10 minute to…"
"The problem is denying transport does not save time, unless you are rural and at least an hour away from the hospital. We deny patients. You spend longer time on scene with them as you have to do a complete ALS exam. You and your partner must 100%…"
Mar 12, 2009
ProfessionalEMS is now a member of JEMS Connect - EMS Emergency Medical Services
Thanks for always sending out messages! It's nice to know someone out there is thinking about ya and hoping you're safe! I had to work a 24 hour shift...everything went well and my crew finished safely! I hope you have a good and safe rest of the weekend!