TITLE

Crisis in US emergency departments

AUTHOR(S)
Brooks, J. R.
PUB. DATE
August 2006
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/29/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 5, p464
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reveals that emergency departments in the U.S. are overburdened, overfunded and unprepared to cope with mass casualties from hurricanes, pandemics or terrorist attacks, according to three reports issued in June 2006. The reports present a bleak picture that ambulances carrying critically ill patients are diverted from full emergency departments to more distant sites.
ACCESSION #
22278609

 

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