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Overwhelmed with Patients, a Health System Calls Out for Help from Urgent Care

July 7, 2022
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Urgent Care

Summary/Abstract

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, WA has been so inundated with patients lately that its administrators have taken to local media to urge patients to carefully assess their complaints and consider whether they really need to visit the emergency room—with a recommendation that if the answer is No, they instead head for the most convenient urgent care center or a primary care practice.