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Medicine: Urban Hospitals / Trauma Centers #129688

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 15, 1990
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(East Saint Louis, Illinois: Charles Thomas) Costs for trauma centers at urban hospitals in caring for uninsured gunshot victims of drug violence featured; hospital scenes shown. [In Saint Louis, Missouri, Saint Mary's Hospital Richard MARK - says often hospital receives no payment.] [Voice of emergency room nurse Dennis BIGGERSTAFF - comments.] Trend in which hospitals no longer receive trauma patients cited; cities named. [American College of Surgeons Dr. Howard CHAMPION - says this is straw breaking camel's back.] [Barnes Hospital Joe BURKE - says trauma system may become defunct.] [Representative Henry WAXMAN - says drug problem is also trauma care problem.]

Sawyer, Forrest;
Thomas, Charles

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