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COVID Two Step: Texas Stops Elective Procedures; Implications for Pain?

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He would have to dial back restaurants and hair salons before closing office-based and ASC procedures. He doesn’t want to do that because that would make him look weak. Closing the economy bad. Meanwhile the hospital CEOs are trying to backpedal and say that putting adults in the kiddie hospital was not a sign of impending doom it was their master plan all along, please let us continue to do major surgery.
 
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The idea is for HOSPITALS to stop elective procedure to free up extra beds in the hospital for potential COVID patients.

Doesn't mean it should affect physicians doing ambulatory procedures in their offices or ASC
Started with Hospitals before then progressed to ASCs At least in our state last time
 

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Nevermind, the local hospital CEOs are saying the executive order states surgery only has to be canceled if they can't meet the surge demands, and because they have magic wands to wave they can meet them so full speed ahead! Meanwhile ER docs are seeing 36-hour bed holds.
 
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