ED closure ‘does not increase death rate’
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ED closure ‘does not increase death rate’

Downgrading emergency departments (EDs) does not lead to a spike in the rate of deaths – despite people having to travel further for emergency care, a new study suggests. However, downgrading or closing units may put pressure on local ambulance services, the researchers found.

Emergency Nurse. 26, 3,7-7. doi: 10.7748/en.26.3.7.s7

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