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Nurses talk inside the Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) at Kaiser Permanente's Capitol Hill Medical Center in Washington, DC.  Kaiser's CDU allows patients to avoid the frequent delays associated with a typical hospital emergency room.   Kaiser members receive immediate care from clinicians,  doctors and specialists on site,  who have access to patients' complete electronic medical records.   On the left is Darryl Richardson, RN, and on the right is  Doctor Jasmin Valentin.