EMTALA: Advantages, Stability Of Patients

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Dr. Malik Shah discussed patients being transferred from one institution to another. In 1986, EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act) was passed to prohibit hospitals from turning away patients because of lack of insurance. If the hospital does not have the capacity to treat the patient, then they can safely transfer to another hospital. There are many obstacles to a successful transfer on the sending and receiving end. Bed shortages, stability of patients, and transfer of data. As hospitals are acquired into systems, the challenges become less because there is better relationships, better transfer of data, and a better understanding of hospital capabilities. Discussions can occur with the sending hospitals regarding the ability