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Major strides made in outfitting hospital emergency rooms with child-size equipment
Daily Breeze - Los Angeles

Hospital emergency rooms nationwide have made major strides in the quality of pediatric care in recent years, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics.

More than 90 percent of emergency departments are now staffed and equipped to treat children, which is a vast improvement from 2001, when national guidelines were first introduced, according to the study led by a researcher at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center near Carson.