Massachusetts Ranks 2nd Highest in the Nation!
“In the American College of Emergency Physicians’ (ACEP) state-by-state report card, Massachusetts received a B-, ranking second highest in the nation for its overall emergency medical care system. Massachusetts believes in providing the highest standard of emergency medical care. The state has committed to access to care, injury prevention, public health, and safe and effective quality care.
Massachusetts ranked 1st in the nation in the category of Public Health and Injury Prevention. This is because of dedicated funding for injury prevention for both children and the elderly as well as low rates of fatal injuries. Massachusetts maintains good Access to Emergency Care with a high per capita rate of specialists, emergency physicians and registered nurses, as well as the lowest rates of adults and children with no health insurance. With 99 percent of the population within 60 minutes of a Level I or Level II trauma center, the state provides excellent access to emergency trauma care.
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People can see their state’s grades in America’s Emergency Care Environment: A State-by-State Report Card at www.emreportcard.org