Doctors call emergency care 'national disgrace'
The nation's emergency care system is "a ticking time bomb," with demand far outstripping the capacity of hospital emergency departments already crippled by a widespread shortage of doctors and nurses, according to a national report by the American College of Emergency Physicians. The Academy gave the nation a D- grade for Americans' access to emergency care, saying the emergency care system was "fraught with significant challenges and under more stress than ever before."
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