Cleveland hospitals to end ambulance diversions to other ERs

Next year emergency rooms in Cleveland will accept all patients transported by ambulances regardless of traffic volumes, Cleveland.com reports. Currently, busy hospitals can divert ambulances to other ERs, but the practice often delays transport times and calls into question whether patients receive the most effective, quality care. The agreement will make Cleveland one of the few communities in the country where hospitals never close their ERs to incoming ambulance traffic, the publication reports. Article

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