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Medicine: Hospital Emergency Rooms #791144

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 26, 2005
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) CDC study findings on visits to the hospital emergency room cited.

(New York: John McKenzie) Government report on the use of ERs by patients not seeking emergency treatment examined; statistics on Medicaid patients cited. [Vanderbilt Medical Center Dr. Corey SLOVIS†- cites the problems of non-emergency ER patients; predicts some patients will die in waiting rooms & ambulances.] [Emory University medical school Dr. Arthur KELLERMANN†- says this shows Americans have real problems accessing medical care.] How the cost factor is leading to hospitals shutting down their emergency rooms noted.

Reporter(s):
Vargas, Elizabeth;
McKenzie, John
Duration:
00:02:00

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