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Plan to solve Florida ER crisis reaches impasse

South Florida Sun-Sentinel, February 4, 2008
Efforts to bring more specialists into Florida hospital emergency rooms has hit a major snag now that hospital officials have rejected a possible solution to the crisis. Doctors and hospital executives crafted a plan for Palm Beach County's 13 hospitals to voluntarily join a regional system to provide specialists to the facilities. Hospitals would pay into the system because they would not have their own full complement of surgeons, and an online call schedule was envisioned.