Death in Philadelphia ER spurs a plea for system reform

Philadelphia Inquirer, December 7, 2009

After a man who died while waiting to see a doctor in a Philadelphia emergency room, Puerto Rican civil rights activists called for the "overhaul of an inept healthcare system." Speakers called for an investigation into the circumstances of the man's death at Aria Health-Frankford Campus, and an inquiry has arleady been launched by the  Pennsylvania Department of Health. The group will also push for an investigation by the federal Office of Civil Rights, officials said.


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