When you’re sick, you don’t want to wait months, weeks, or even days until the next available appointment at the doctor’s office. Whether it’s a cold, or sudden worsening of a chronic condition like asthma or diabetes, or an injury, what matters is that you need acute care now. The acute care system should be available to guide your decision-making in getting the care you need.
Author(s): Mahshid Abir, University of Michigan Medical School, Emergency Medicine
Branden G. Carr, Thomas Jefferson University, Healthcare Delivery Innovation