Crisis in US emergency departments

Brooks, J. R.
August 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/29/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 5, p464
Academic Journal
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.


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