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ACEP report card: America gets a D+ in emergency medical care

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January 19, 2014

ACEP report card: America gets a D+ in emergency medical care

The national grade dropped from a C- in 2009 — where does your state stand?

CNN

Sorry, America: Support for emergency care patients barely receives a passing grade and needs extra help, according to a new report.

The American College of Emergency Physicians, a national medical specialty society, issued a "report card" assessing the country's emergency medical services. As a whole, the United States got a measly D-plus.

"This report card is saying: The nation's policies are failing to support emergency patients," Alexander Rosenau, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, said Thursday.

Read full storySupport for nation's emergency medical care gets D-plus


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