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United States Gets A 'D' When It Comes To Emergency Medical Care
2014-01-17 13:49:40

[ Watch the Video: Low Marks For US Emergency Healthcare ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report card issued by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) gave the United States a ‘D’ when it comes to emergency medical services. Released Thursday, the report card also graded individual states on how well states support emergency care. The organization found that the emergency care environment in the US has worsened since 2009, when the ACEP...

2014-01-16 12:31:52

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A press release issued earlier today incorrectly stated that Arizona was ranked 50(th) in the nation for support for emergency care. Arizona is 31(st) in the nation with a D+. Arkansas is ranked 50(th) in the nation with a grade of D- for overall lack of support for emergency care. Read the full report at www.emreportcard.org. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d) ACEP is the national medical...

2014-01-16 12:29:34

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emergency physicians today sounded a warning that the continuing failure of state and national policies is endangering emergency patients, citing as proof a worse grade of D+ in the latest edition of a state-by-state report card on support for emergency care (Report Card). The Report Card forecasts an expanding role for emergency departments under Obamacare and describes the harmful effects of the competing pressures of shrinking resources...

2014-01-16 12:27:31

What are my state's grades? Find them at www.emreportcard.org WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Missouri received flunking grades in the categories of Medical Liability Environment and Public Health and Injury Prevention in the latest state-by-state report card on America's emergency care environment ("Report Card"), issued today by the American College Emergency Physicians (ACEP). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d) Missouri received a C-...

2013-10-14 12:24:34

SEATTLE, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dedicated to reducing health care costs and improving patient care, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today announced a list of five tests and procedures that may not be cost effective in some situations and should prompt discussion with patients in order to both educate them and gain their agreement regarding avoidance of such tests and procedures, when appropriate. These recommendations are part of ACEP's participation in...

2013-09-17 12:29:39

ACEP13 To Feature the World's Most Comprehensive and Groundbreaking Emergency Medical Education WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 6,000 emergency physicians from across the nation will be in Seattle for the ACEP 2013 Scientific Assembly at the Washington State Convention Center from October 14 to 17. This year's conference -- which comes at a critical juncture in the evolution of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)--will present the...

2013-05-20 00:21:31

ACEP: Emergency Physicians Save More Than Lives WASHINGTON, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emergency physicians are key decisionmakers for nearly half of all hospital admissions, highlighting a critical role they can play in reducing health care costs, according to a new report from the RAND Corporation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d) Hospital admissions from the ER increased by 17 percent over seven years, accounting for nearly all the...

2013-02-13 12:27:14

New, Free-to-Play, Web-based Computer Game Helps Families Prepare for Catastrophic Disasters. IRVING, Texas, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and Legacy Games announce the release of Disaster Hero, a game designed to teach families how to prepare for all types of hazards or emergencies. The game was developed as part of a grant administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency and is...

2013-01-28 12:26:29

New Web-based Computer Game Helps Families Prepare for Catastrophic Disasters. IRVING, Texas, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today announced the release of Disaster Hero, a game designed to teach families how to prepare for all types of hazards or emergencies. The game was developed as part of a grant administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency. (Logo:...

2012-12-19 12:24:51

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today expressed deepest sympathy to all those affected by the senseless tragedy in Connecticut and called on government at every level to increase investments in mental health resources and to ban the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d) "Emergency physicians see the tragic consequences of gun violence...