“Twisted Ankle…Party of Two.” ER Reservation System Boosts Profits

Nine South Florida hospitals are guaranteeing immediate ER access for $9.99.  You get your money back if not seen within 15 minutes of the reservation time.  Sounds like a deal to me. Lois K. Solomon in the Sun Sentinel:

The Tenet hospitals, seeking to make money through their potentially profitable ERs, are betting that patients will prefer to rest at home instead of waiting in their crowded lobbies, filled with sick people and emotional family members.”

http://www.latimes.com/health/fl-hk-emergency-room-20110520,0,3802168.story

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