Making sense of ‘urgent’ versus ‘emergency’ care

By Daniel
While playing a weekend game

of driveway hoops, you roll your

ankle and a sharp pain rockets up

your leg. In a few moments, your

throbbing ankle has begun to swell

and you figure it’s badly sprained,

possibly broken.

Your family doctor suggests

you go to an emergency room.

Upon arriving, you’re told the wait

may take up to five hours.

With the continual closures of

emergency rooms across the

United States and the incre...

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