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Emergency care report card.

On CNN, the president of the American College of Emergency Physicians 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 they used to grade states include community access, availability of EMS, 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 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."
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Title Annotation:National News
Publication:The Pulse
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Jan 1, 2006
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