Stanford experiments with drive-through emergency room
Wall Street Journal Health Blog, August 7, 2009
Stanford Hospital is testing a drive-through ER, where patients get treated in their cars. The idea is that during a pandemic or bioterrorist attack, patients would drive up in their cars to be registered and triaged by nurses while still outside the hospital.
People who show signs of a contagious condition would be asked to head over to the parking garage, where doctors would evaluate them further either inside the car or on cots.