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January 12, 2006

US emergency rooms unready for disaster

Via Reuters: US emergency rooms barely ready, report says. The report is from the American College of Emergency Physicians, and if it's bad news now, it'll be horrible when the pandemic hits.

"It shows that in every category, some states are making progress and some are lagging far behind," said Dr. Angela Gardner, an emergency physician in Texas and chair of the task force that wrote the report.

"If the emergency medical system gets a C-minus (a just below average grade) on an average day, how can it ever be expected to provide expert, efficient care during a natural disaster or terrorist attack?"

Posted by dymaxion at January 12, 2006 06:58 PM

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