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why is it when you go to the er and sit for 7 hours and get a five minute checkup

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Asked by tammy372011 at 9:24 PM on Jan. 16, 2011 in Health

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  • and? Are you going to finish this sentence?

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:26 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • The doctors are doing more an important things and it's not first comes first serves. They treat the most serious people first. They have 100 of people to treat so they can't sit there and hold your hand the entire time. If it's only 5 minutes then you probably went to the ER for something stupid they could have waited till you could make an appointment.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 9:28 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • Because they classify emergencies on a scale of 1 to 10. 10 is like water broke and your baby is coming in your pants, or severely broken limbs. all high numbers go first. so if youre a 2 and youre waiting, 50 people who come in after you with higher (more important) injuries will go before you

    Answer by leksismommy at 9:29 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • I can honestly say anytime I have went to the ER I got more then a 5 min checkup...... that might be because I needed to go to the ER though.

    Answer by Charis76 at 9:29 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • Why are you in the ER for a checkup? That's not what they are there for.

    Answer by DEpley at 9:32 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • i like our er its not over crowded and your get in fairly fast and get a through look over with good docs. of course we live in a pretty small area so that helps alot. usually there is at the most 3 or 4 people waiting at all times. the only downfall is there is no hospital pharmacy so if its a saturday nite your pretty much screwed til monday morning.

    Answer by laura970 at 9:33 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • Because you're not supposed to go to the ER for a checkup. ER=EMERGENCY room. If it's not an emergency you don't belong there and are going to wait for all the actual emergencies to go first.

    Answer by justanotherjen at 10:21 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • What the other moms said. If it were an actual emergency, you would have be triaged to a higher priority level (i.e. faster "service").

    Answer by JZ10FPM at 10:58 AM on Jan. 17, 2011

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