Report: Recession adds to ED overcrowding

12/9/2008 | NYTimes.com

A new report from the American College of Emergency Physicians shows the recession is adding to an already serious problem of too many people using hospital emergency departments for nonemergency care. The unemployed, uninsured and even those who can't get a timely appointment to see their physician threaten the ability of hospitals to treat true emergency cases, experts say.

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