National Preparedness: Ambulance Diversions Impede Access to Emergency Rooms

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The Special Investigations Division of the House Committee on Government Reform conducted an investigation on emergency rooms’ capability to handle a terrorist attack. The investigation analyzed news reports on ambulance diversions and found that ambulance diversions are a major hindrance to the success of emergency room services.
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House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs, and International Relations, hearing on "Terrorism Preparedness: Medical First Response," 106th Cong., H.Hrg. 106-100, (1999, September 22)
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