To the Editor: In the Health Agencies Update,1 Dr Hampton cites a report by the National Association
of Community Health Centers2 and states that
“[p]atients without health insurance are flooding US emergency departments.”
We believe that this is an inaccurate description of that report, which focuses
on the achievements and threats to community health centers.
Weber EJ, Showstack JA, Callaham ML, Hunt KA, Colby DC. The ED and the Uninsured. JAMA. 2005;293(1):39–40. doi:10.1001/jama.293.1.39-b
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