ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 28, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statistics on emergency room visits cited.
(Portland: George Strait) The solution to medical care in lieu of emergency room treatment in Portland, OR, examined; scenes shown to illustrate how American Medical Response paramedics treat worker injuries on site. [Injured worker's boss Jerry REED, AMR manager Betsy BERGSTEIN, Precision Caste Parts benefits manager Dave WHEELER, PARAMEDIC - talk about this alternative service.] The expansion of this health care system to other states and the embracing of it by managed care giants like Kaiser Permanente noted.
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