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Friday, January 17, 2014

America’s Disaster Preparedness Emergency Care gets D+ (D for Death)

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Support for nation's emergency medical care gets D-plus - CNN.com
Sorry, America: Support for emergency care patients barely receives a passing grade and needs extra help, according to a new report.
The American College of Emergency Physicians, a national medical specialty society, issued a "report card" assessing the country's emergency medical services. As a whole, the United States got a measly D-plus.
"This report card is saying: The nation's policies are failing to support emergency patients," Alexander Rosenau, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, said Thursday.
Quality of U.S. Emergency Room Care Falls, Physicians Say - Bloomberg
With Obamacare bearing down on them,
a doctors’ group said emergency rooms are less able to provide
quality care, and more resources will be needed to handle an
expected surge of patients from the new law.
Hospitals have fewer beds available, causing delays in ERs
that saw visits climb to 130 million in 2010, according to a
report from the Dallas-based American College of Emergency
Physicians. Federal funding for disaster preparedness has
fallen, so the hospitals are also less prepared to handle a
sudden influx of injured patients, the group said.
America’s Emergency Care Environment: A State-by-State Report Card | The ACUTE CARE Blog: Non-Urban Emergency Medicine
America’s Emergency Care Environment: A State-by-State Report Card” — has 136 measures in five categories:
  • Access to Emergency Care (30 percent of the grade): the nation received a D-
  • Quality and Patient Safety (20 percent): the nation received a C
  • Medical Liability Environment (20 percent): the nation received a C-
  • Public Health and Injury Prevention (15 percent): the nation received a C
  • Disaster Preparedness (15 percent): the nation received a C- 
US disaster preparedness faces severe fund crunch: Report | Siasat
“Furthermore, disaster funding distribution is deeply inefficient. Huge cash infusions are disbursed right after a disaster, only to fall abruptly after interest wanes. These issues have exposed significant problems with our nation’s preparedness for public health emergencies,” said Jesse Pines, director at the George Washington University's (GW) school of medicine and health sciences (SMHS).
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