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January 21, 2022

The number of ER patients waiting for a hospital bed has tripled in Massachusetts since MACEP's last point in time survey on July 19, 2021.

In 2011, the Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians started coordinating a survey of all Massachusetts ED medical directors regarding the boarding of patients in emergency departments. The purpose was to evaluate the extent of behavioral health boarding at a “Point in Time” at 8AM in order to obtain a snapshot dataset.
 
MACEP Point in Time Data Collection Summary 




 

An Urgent Message from your
Emergency Room Doctors and Nurses

January 3, 2022

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Media Coverage Received:

WCVB Channel 5
https://www.wcvb.com/article/er-doctors-in-massachusetts-make-plea-january-3-2022/38659611#

NBC Boston 10
https://www.nbcboston.com/news/coronavirus/overwhelmed-doctors-and-nurses-ask-people-not-to-seek-covid-tests-at-ers/2604405/

WBZ Channel 4
https://boston.cbslocal.com/2022/01/04/massachusetts-emergency-room-doctors-nurses-overwhelmed-covid-19-surge-omicron-variant/ 

WHDH Channel 7
https://whdh.com/news/hospital-beds-scarce-healthcare-staff-overwhelmed-as-latest-covid-surge-grips-mass/ 

WBUR:
https://www.wbur.org/news/2022/01/03/massachusetts-emergency-room-breaking-point-coronavirus-spike

Boston Globe:
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/01/03/metro/baker-touts-testing-programs-most-mass-schools-reopen-amid-omicron-fueled-spike/?s_campaign=breakingnews:newsletter

Bloomberg News:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-04/frustrated-covid-test-seekers-are-overwhelming-emergency-rooms