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California gets failing grade for access to emergency care
Sacramento Business Journal

Emergency room overcrowding and lack of psychiatric hospital beds are critical problems in California that hamper access to care, according to a new state-by-state report card released Thursday by the American College of Emergency Physicians. California earned an “F” for access to emergency care. The grade also reflects a lack of on-call specialists who provide specialized care; a below-average number of trauma centers; a lack of inpatient hospital beds and the lowest number of ERs per person in the nation, the report shows.