Observation Medicine extends the window for evaluation and treatment of emergency department patients while providing a cost-effective alternative to hospital admission.

Program Highlights

  • Duke Emergency Medicine leads the way in Observation Medicine with a host of evidence-based protocols from neurological complaints and chest pain to snake envenomation and sickle cell anemia care. 
  • Joseph Borawski, MD, MPH, is a graduate and former Chief Resident of the Duke Emergency Medicine Residency and directs the ED-based observation unit.