Emergency medical care in US rated 'average'

The American College of Emergency Physicians released a report card rating emergency care across the nation on a state-by-state basis. The average grade was a C-minus. ACEP, which is releasing the report in Washington today, concludes that the quality gap is a result of a number of problems including severe overcrowding, the staffing shortage, ambulance diversions, and other factors, including the growing number of uninsured Americans. No state in the nation received an "A." California, Connecticut and the District of Columbia all scored Bs. Arkansas, Idaho and Utah received the lowest marks, getting Ds.

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