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State orders hospital ERs to halt 'diversions'

Bid to ease overcrowding seen to sometimes delay care

By Liz Kowalczyk
Globe Staff / September 13, 2008

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The state has ordered Massachusetts hospitals to stop turning away ambulances when their emergency rooms are overcrowded, a decades-old practice that can delay treatment and has upset patients denied care at their usual hospitals. (Full article: 853 words)

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