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Chicago hospital doctors protest planned bed cuts

Wall Street Journal, March 12, 2009
More than 190 doctors at the University of Chicago Medical Center have signed a letter to trustees protesting plans to reduce the number of beds available to emergency patients as "unnecessarily risky" and a threat to patient safety. The controversy over the hospital's unusual plan is being closely watched by emergency physicians across the U.S. as hospitals wrestle with rising costs and sometimes inadequate reimbursements from federal and state programs.