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AL, GA earn failing grades in new healthcare report card

Ledger-Enquirer, January 20, 2014
The American College of Emergency Physicians has released its 2014, state-by-state report card on America's emergency care environment. Georgia got a D+, ranking 29th in the country overall. ACEP's report card "evaluates conditions under which emergency care is being delivered, not the quality of care provided by hospitals and emergency providers," the organization said in a release. It includes 136 measures in five categories. Georgia got failing or near-failing grades in three of the five: access to emergency care (F), public health and injury prevention (D+) and disaster preparedness (D+); its passing grades came in quality and patient safety environment (C) and medical liability (B-).