Friday, January 13, 2006

U.S.: Emergency Rooms Barely Ready, Report Finds

America's emergency medical system is barely prepared for a real emergency, with overcrowded facilities and poor staff training, experts said on Tuesday. The report from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) adds to a growing list of complaints that a lack of a cohesive health care system means U.S. residents get different care depending on where they live, and that emergency response in general is lacking in the United States.

he ACEP panel graded U.S. states in four broad areas: access to emergency care, quality and patient safety, public health and injury prevention, and the medical liability environment. No state was considered outstanding, but overall, California came out as the best-prepared state, followed by Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the District of Columbia, the report found. Read More ....

Source: Reuters
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