80% of Emergency Services Below-Average

February 2006
Fire Chief;Feb2006, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p15
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The article reports on the finding by a task force of the American College of Emergency Physicians that 80 percent of emergency services across the United States are below-average in terms of people's access to care, quality and safety, prevention and liability. The emergency care system of the nation is characterized by overcrowding, increasing liability costs and poor capacity to deal with health disasters.


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