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For heart attacks and more, big ERs thump small ones
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Heart attack patients admitted to hospitals after first being treated in giant emergency rooms are 25 percent less likely to die in the hospital than those treated in smaller ERs.

“It’s not like you can go and shop around for a hospital in the midst of a health crisis,” Keith Kocher, assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School, said. “The bottom line for everyone is that it really does matter where you get your emergency care.”