*EDIT* Sorry about my spelling lol..I work in acute med surg now for 5 years, and this is absolutely the slowest I have ever seen us. Our census atm is 14 patients on a 40 bed unit Med/Surg Unit! And even our telemetry floors are half load.I am wondering if its the economy forcing people not to come to the hospital but to their general physician even for more serious issues.I am searching for part time work as I am called off from work twice a pay period (Thats basically a weeks pay considering I work 7pm-7am). They rotate call offs so its not biased but it hurts especially when all my PDO's are used up from calloffs as they have been for two months. Of course it doesn't stop the seekers and abusers from coming who have no insurance and never pay a dime for their treatment but thats another post for another time.Are you having the same problems with low patient census? Is this the future of healthcare or isolated to where I am at in Central Florida?