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Compared to children with health insurance, children without insurance were more likely to be transferred from the emergency department to another hospital, than to be admitted for inpatient care within the same hospital.

Comment: This is not supposed to happen according to ethical and legal guidelines. There appears to be at least a subtle perhaps subliminal effect upon clinicians. This emphasizes the need for universal health insurance.



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