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Health Care Reform
November 9, 2009

Emergency CareThe Increasing Weight of Increasing Waits

Arch Intern Med. 2009;169(20):1836-1838. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2009.350

A few months ago, a columnist in The New York Times entitled his article, “When Will Emergency Rooms Go Back to Being Emergency Rooms?” highlighting the issue of waiting times.1 Emergency department (ED) physicians have been asking this question for years. Now, referring physicians, health administrators, patients—and even Congress and the president—are finally asking this question, too.

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