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Doctors call emergency care 'national disgrace', December 11, 2008

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."