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RCH Disposition Tool: Hospitalist vs CTU Admissions

A visual tool created collaboratively between hospitalists & CTU to guide ER patient dispositions.


It is a guide and will not solve 'gray' cases. Direct Hospitalist/CTU discussion may be required for certain cases.


Based on a 2010 statement circulated by Dr. Mike Paletta

Each concept is described on a spectrum of "more CTU appropriate" to "more Hospitalist appropriate" within the Royal Columbian Hospital