ACEP Responds to HealthGrades Report

From ACEP:

A new report from HealthGrades analyzes mortality data from the records of Medicare patients who were admitted in hospitals across the United States, but is not a measure of emergency care, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

“Efforts to gather data on emergency medicine are critical, especially as the nation embarks on health care reform,” said Dr. Angela Gardner, president of ACEP. “This new report makes several critical points about the negative effects of delays in care and anticipated increases in emergency visits. However, the mortality rates in this report are a measure of inpatient hospital care, not just emergency care.”

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