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2014-08-15 16:24:10

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a potentially precedent-setting ruling, the Washington State Supreme Court determined last week that psychiatric boarding -- the process by which patients are admitted to a hospital, but remain in the emergency department for hours, even days, until psychiatric beds become available -- is unconstitutional and violates the state's Involuntary Treatment Act. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d Responding to this...

2014-07-08 12:26:05

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "We are all a heartbeat away from needing emergency care" is one of key messages of the Saving Millions campaign of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), highlighting the incredible value of emergency medicine to every community and the efficiency and economic benefits of medical care provided in the nation's emergency departments. http://www.acep.org/savingmillions/. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release,...

2014-06-12 16:26:12

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Alex Rosenau, DO, FACEP, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). "The American College of Emergency Physicians congratulates our esteemed colleague, Dr. Steve Stack, on his election to head the American Medical Association (AMA). Dr. Stack will be the first emergency physician to lead the AMA and - at age 43 when he assumes office - its youngest president in 100 years....

2014-05-21 00:20:49

Nearly 9 in 10 ER Docs Report Psych Patients Being Held in Their ERs WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly half of emergency physicians responding to a poll are already seeing a rise in emergency visits since January 1 when expanded coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) began to take effect. In an online poll conducted by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), 86 percent expect emergency visits to increase over the next three years. More than...

2014-05-09 12:26:23

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) celebrates four decades of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week starting May 18(th) with events in communities across the nation, as well as several national events organized around the theme "EMS: Dedicated. For Life." Thirty years of EMS for Children will be celebrated on Emergency Medical Services for Children Day, May 21(st), focusing on EMS training, awareness and special...

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 ā€˜Dā€™ 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-...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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