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Mercy Medical Center- Sioux City opens new Clinical Decision Unit in ER

Feb 01, 2019 01:44PM ● By MED Editor

Mercy Medical Center opened a Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) in the Emergency Department the first of the year in a continued effort to improve personalized care for Siouxlanders.

In this unit, which opened Jan. 2, patients are treated and observed following their emergency room visit while Mercy physicians and staff continue to evaluate if the patient should be admitted to the hospital or if care can continue at home.

The CDU allows the ER staff the opportunity to provide constant and efficient care, both in terms of patient experience and health care dollars.

The unit is important to patients as it allows them thorough treatment, often times without having to be admitted into the hospital.