Hospital Closings and Patient Visits. Prepared by: Brian T. Kloss, DO, JD, PA-C SUNY Upstate Medical University Department of Emergency Medicine. The Issue. Increase in the number of patients in the ED Significant reduction in the number of EDs Closure of 200,000 inpatient beds
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Brian T. Kloss, DO, JD, PA-C
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Department of Emergency Medicine
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