'Wildfire' Growth Of Freestanding ERs Raises Concerns About Cost

Kaiser Health News staff writer Phil Galewitz, working in collaboration with USA Today, reports: "In this fast-growing Houston suburb, six ERs are just a short drive away. She chose Texas Emergency Care Center, a facility that feels like a Western lodge with its earth-toned brick walls, leather chairs and coffee bar. The eight-bed ER that opened last year has almost everything -- except, that is, an attached hospital" (Galewitz, 6/15). Read the story.

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