Earlier this week, the American College of Emergency Physicians issued their report card for the state of Texas. Overall, Texas received a “C,” but the way we received the grade is interesting. Apparently, Texas is a haven for poor emergency room medical care. We received a “D” in public health and safety, a “D+” in access to care, and a “D+” in quality/patient safety. Then how did we receive an overall “C”? Fortunately for the doctors of the state, we received an “A+” in medical liability. I am sure that “A+” is comforting to all patients as they go to their emergency room for the “D” and “D+” care.
For more information on this subject, please refer to the section on Medical Malpractice and Negligent Care.