Emergency departments becoming more crowded, emergency physicians say
from American Medical News
Poll results find that emergency departments are becoming increasingly crowded even before the health system reform law's coverage expansion to about 32 million people in 2014. "Visits to emergency rooms are going to increase across the country, despite healthcare reform," said American College of Emergency Physicians President Sandra Schneider, MD. Eighty percent of survey respondents said ED visits had increased significantly or somewhat in the last year. About 90 percent are expecting similar increases in visits in the next year.
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