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Report Slams U.S. Emergency Care System

A new report says the U.S. emergency medical system is over-burdened, under-funded and fragmented. Doctors examine the problems of the emergency medical system and some potential ways to fix it.


Dr. Ricardo Martinez, assistant professor of emergency medicine, Emory University; executive vice-president of Medical Affairs at the Schumacher Group

Dr. Timothy Buchman, medical director of the Trauma Center and co-director of the surgical intensive care unit at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis; professor of surgery at Washington University in St. Louis

Dr. Michael Roizen, division chair of anesthesia, critical care medicine and comprehensive pain management at the Cleveland Clinic; co-author of You the Smart Patient and You the Owner's Manual

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