Arkansas Health Officials Call Emergency Care Study Misleading

JANUARY 23, 2006 - Posted at 8:21 a.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansas health officials say a report that ranked the state's emergency medical care among the worst in the nation used misleading and, in some cases, outdated information.

David Wooten, executive vice president of the Arkansas Medical Society, says the report is not scientific.  He says it compares data that is so old in some cases that it is no longer relevant.  The American College of Emergency Physicians gave Arkansas an overall grade of D and gave the nation as a whole a C-minus.

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