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Health care reform and the ER

  • Aired: 06/01/2012
  • 01:38
  • Expires: 06/01/2017
  • Rating: NR
Many people expected ER visits to drop sharply after 2006 health reform in Massachusetts, once people had better access to primary care. But that hasn’t happened. Peter Smulowitz, M.D., of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center says his latest research shows ER visits actually increased in the years immediately following reform.
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Peter Smulowitz, M.D., says ER visits increased immediately after Mass. health reform.
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