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Subsidiary company of Turner Broadcasting Systems. It was created by Ted Turner in 1980 to present 24-hour live news broadcasts, using satellites to transmit reports from news bureaus around the world.
, the president of the American College of Emergency Physicians The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is the largest organization of emergency physicians in the United States. It was founded in 1968 and is now headquartered in Dallas,Texas.  reported on the health of emergency care in the US. The organization has provided a report card for the US as well as one for each state and the DC. The criteria criteria (krītēr´ē),
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, public health systems, policy, etc. I think the information on the website linked below might be useful to faculty teaching many courses in the undergrad and graduate programs. Here is a brief statement about the report:

"The National Report Card on the State of Emergency Medicine assesses the support that each state and the District of Columbia District of Columbia, federal district (2000 pop. 572,059, a 5.7% decrease in population since the 1990 census), 69 sq mi (179 sq km), on the east bank of the Potomac River, coextensive with the city of Washington, D.C. (the capital of the United States).  provides for their emergency care systems. A wake-up call for policymakers, the report underscores the challenges facing patients who need emergency care and recognizes efforts to address these needs. This report should motivate state and national policy support for improving emergency care systems." http://www.acep.org/webportal
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Date:Jan 1, 2006
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