MONTREAL – A hospital emergency room might not be the best place for the sick and elderly. The risk of acute infection – mostly respiratory and gastrointestinal viruses – following a trip to the emergency room is three times higher among the elderly, according to a study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Long-term care patients who spent a few hours in an emergency facility were more likely to get sick in two to seven days after returning to their nursing homes.
Not only did I witttness this often at Maison Heron, in Dorval Quebec, but the adminstrator tried to hide these truths for the public..
where are our pretentious health ministers when you need them? Gone fishing?