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Overtaxed US emergency care system needs reorganisation

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7556.1468-a (Published 22 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1468
  1. Nellie Bristol
  1. Washington, DC

    The underfunded, overburdened, and disorganised emergency care system in the United States is barely capable of caring for its daily volume of patients and would be overwhelmed by a mass casualty event. This is a conclusion of the US Institute of Medicine given in a series of studies released last week in Washington, DC.


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    Although most Americans expect and get appropriate emergency care, “what the public perceives and what is …

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