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ER Crowds Mean Longer Waits, Even for the Very Ill
from ABC News
Crowding in emergency departments leads to longer waits and delays in care for all but the very sickest patients, according to a study of four different ERs. Waits of five to six hours have become the norm, Dr. Melissa L. McCarthy of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, the study's lead author, told Reuters Health. And the arrival of flu season -- with not just one, but two, strains to worry about -- has only made things worse, she added. More
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