I'll close with an anecdote: When police officers respond to shootings in Los Angeles, they must advise their watch commanders of the victim's condition so the appropriate detectives can be notified. I was once on the phone with my watch commander as I watched paramedics load a shooting victim into an ambulance. "How's he look?" asked the lieutenant.
"Not that bad," I said, "but they're taking him to King."
"Okay," he said. "I'll call Homicide."
Whoa! That's a bad hostpital.