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SOCIETY OF CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE SCHEDULES HEALTHCARE LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE BEGINNING FEB. 2

 SOCIETY OF CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE SCHEDULES HEALTHCARE
 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE BEGINNING FEB. 2
 WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) has scheduled a healthcare legislative conference beginning Sunday, Feb. 2-4, at the Capitol Hilton Hotel, 16th and K Streets, N.W. SCCM President Frank Cerra, MD, FCCM, announced the conference in the wake of President Bush's State of the Union address, and increased interest about health care reform on Capitol Hill and by presidential hopefuls.
 At the conference, Cerra and SCCM representatives will meet with legislators and health care experts to discuss 1) access to critical care; 2) financing and cost effectiveness of its sophisticated and life- saving capabilities; 3) reduction of futile care; 4) the impact of patient self-determination; and, 5) the outcomes and effectiveness of research in critical care.
 Speakers and panelists at the conference include Senator Dave Durenberger (R-Minn.); Representatives Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Sander Levin (D-Mich.) and Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.); Thomas A. Scully, associate director Human Resources, Veterans and Labor, Office of Management and Budget; Norman Ornstein, resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute; and representatives of the Democratic presidential candidates.
 Cerra stressed the importance of the conference by stating that "80 percent of all Americans will experience critical care during their lifetime, either as a patient, family or friend of a patient." He went on to say that the increasing demand for critical care makes it essential that critical care professionals take an active role in issues of health care reform.
 Critical care medicine is expensive -- $47 billion in 1990 -- but it provides the highest quality care to the most critically ill and injured. An example of its efficacy is that deaths from major trauma fell 70 percent when trauma care was delivered by critical care professionals and was regionalized to enhance access. This example is particularly important because trauma has been the leading killer of Americans aged one to 44 years.
 The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is an organization of nearly 6,000 health care professionals devoted exclusively to the care of the most seriously ill patients.
 For program schedules and interview opportunities, call the media contacts listed below.
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 /CONTACT: Laura Loeb (Fri.), 202-637-5760, or Lisa Parks (Sat-Tues.), 202-393-1000, both of Society of Critical Care Medicine; or Jan Kepler of Kepler Communications, 310-454-1264, for Society of Critical Care Medicine/ CO: Society of Critical Care Medicine ST: District of Columbia IN: HEA SU:


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