The American College of Emergency Physicians recently issued a report card on the State of Emergency Medicine in the U.S. The overall grade was a D+.
One major area that was graded was Medical Liability; this category's overall grade was a C-.
Why is this important to know?
A poor medical liability environment drives up healthcare costs and creates longer ER wait times, among other things.
What makes up a poor vs. strong environment? Find out as Dr. Douglas Brosnan joins Dr. Leigh to discuss the recent report card.
Additionally, you can learn how your state graded at www.emreportcard.org.