Fast Track to Trouble

Sick kids show up in the ER every day — but they're rarely this sick.

By Pamela Grim|Friday, June 1, 2001
Will, the intern assigned to Fast Track, was looking puzzled. Fast Track is where the worried-but-well in the emergency room are sent so that they can be quickly seen and treated. "I dunno…” Will said. "You dunno what?" Checking the "to be seen" rack, I leaned past Will and saw that, as always, he was way behind. Charts were stacked everywhere. He was the slowest intern we had. "It's not right…" Will told me. "Will," I replied pointedly, "you've got patients to see." He ...

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