Monday, December 8, 2014

Ambulances Return to Former LICH, but Patient Numbers Low

Photo by MK Metz
NYU Langone has brought back Basic Life Support ambulances to the "walk-in" emergency department (read urgent care center) at the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill, the Brooklyn Eagle reports. BLS ambulances handle less critical emergencies.

Patient volume is low -- NYU claims 25 patients a day -- even with the ambulances.

Not quite sure what niche the facility hopes to occupy. Is it a walk-in clinic for basic colds and upset tummies? EMTs say serious cases are transferred to hospitals. Wouldn't these patients be better off going directly to hospitals without a delay (and double-billing)?

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