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What's an emergency room ER observation unit?

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Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Short stay unit

An ed obs unit is usually a short stay unit- patients are placed there when they are expected to only be in the hospital less than 24 hours- depending on the unit- some may use it if you are expected to need even only 8 hours of ongoing care.
It is a way to give you concentrated treatment an avoid a hospital admission.

In brief: Short stay unit

An ed obs unit is usually a short stay unit- patients are placed there when they are expected to only be in the hospital less than 24 hours- depending on the unit- some may use it if you are expected to need even only 8 hours of ongoing care.
It is a way to give you concentrated treatment an avoid a hospital admission.
Dr. Mark Elliott
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