Report: ER care in U.S. at 'breaking point'

Wed, 14 Jun 2006 09:41 PM EST

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Messenger escort Frank Dooley wheels a patient in the emergency room at Coney Island Hospital November 15, 2002 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.Half a million times a year — about once every minute — an ambulance carrying a sick patient is turned away from a full emergency room and sent to another one farther away.


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