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ER Visits Keep Increasing, Survey Finds
Los Angeles Times

One of the most frequently mentioned goals of health care reform is reducing expensive emergency room care, but a new survey of emergency room doctors indicates that this will be difficult to achieve.

More than 80 percent of Connecticut doctors responding to a new poll by the American College of Emergency Physicians said that emergency visits are increasing at their hospitals, and more than 95 percent expect increases next year.