My husband had a bad fall at home and went to the local emergency room. The "contract" doctor thought he might have a concussion and there was no local neurologist they could call in, so they ordered him shipped overnight to Tampa General on a 2 1/2-hour ride across side roads.
When I ransomed him the next day we were informed there was no concussion so subsequently we had a 2 1/2-hour ride home over the same back roads.
Since then I have heard of similar situations of dumping patients to other out-of-county hospitals rather than treating our local patients locally here.
What is going on?