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Study Finds ERs Provide Nearly Half of Medical Care in U.S

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Fierce Healthcare writes: A new study, published in the International Journal of Health Services, finds that ERs provide nearly half of all medical care in the country.  Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) analyzed publicly available data between 1996 and 2010 from several national healthcare databases and determined that ERs contributed an average of 47.7% of the medical care delivered in the U.S. This percentage increased steadily over the 14-year study period.

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