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Patients forced to wait thousands of minutes in rural Texas ER

7 Sep 2021 12:28 PM | AIMHI Admin (Administrator)

CBS News Source Article | Comments by Matt Zavadsky

Our healthcare system is buckling! 

Scenarios like this should NOT be happening.  Please watch the video in the news link.  The frustration expressed by a caring physician who is simply trying to get the right care for his critical, non-COVID patient is compelling.  This scenario is playing out all over the country. 

Non-COVID patients are dying because the hospitals are packed with COVID patients.  98.3% of people hospitalized with a COVID-19 diagnosis between May and July 2021 were unvaccinated (https://www.healthsystemtracker.org/brief/unvaccinated-covid-patients-cost-the-u-s-health-system-billions-of-dollars/).

EMS response volumes and ER delays are also impacting local EMS systems – delaying care to critical 911 callers due to stretched EMS resources.

Our healthcare system is buckling!! 

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Patients forced to wait thousands of minutes in rural Texas ER: "We've never seen this. Ever."

CBS-mornings

SEPTEMBER 7, 2021

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/texas-covid-patients-overfill-hospitals/

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