Observation Medicine is outpatient care ordered by a physician and provided in a hospital bed to determine the need for admission.
In traditional, larger hospitals, metrics dictate that patient’s be admitted or discharged within 2-3 hours. This often means patients are discharged before they’re feeling better or unnecessarily admitted for multiple days. Since our waiting room isn’t full of other patients, our physicians can continue to evaluate and treat you to make sure your care is individualized and that you are truly better before going home. This additional time also allows further evaluation for conditions that might be overlooked in busier settings.