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Highly Accessed Letter

Emergency overcrowding: an incurable disease?

Angel Estella

Author Affiliations

Critical Care Unit, Hospital del SAS de Jerez, Carretera Cádiz s/n N IV, 11407, Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain

Critical Care 2011, 15:428  doi:10.1186/cc10223


See related review by Forero et al., http://ccforum.com/content/15/2/216

Published: 26 May 2011

First paragraph (this article has no abstract)

The article by Forero and colleagues describes the situation of the emergency department (ED) [1], highlighting common problems in different countries that have remained unchanged and unresolved for decades [2]. Is there a solution to the collapse of emergency services or is it an incurable disease?