There is a new protocol at the local hospital.
I see it as another one of these “moving in reverse” schemes. The protocol relates to how I admit patients directly from my clinic to the hospital.
I’ll simplify it for you. You are a patient seeing me in my outpatient clinic. I evaluate you and make the decision that you need to go to the hospital. Maybe, your symptoms are concerning for an impending heart attack, but for whatever reason, I need to admit you to the hospital.