Washington Post: Hospitals, already under strain from covid cases, discourage ER visits for coronavirus tests

Washington Post: Hospitals, already under strain from covid cases, discourage ER visits for coronavirus tests. “Amid a surge in coronavirus infections, emergency medicine physicians are seeing a sharp increase in patients seeking tests — many of whom were unable to access testing elsewhere even as workplaces and schools require negative tests to return. ‘Do not come to the hospital looking to get tested,’ said Bill Grimes, a vice president at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center, pointing to wait times as long as eight hours because of people ‘who frankly don’t need to be there.'”

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