U.S. News describes its publications that rank hospitals and medical specialties as “consumer decision support,” which is intended to help members of the general public make decisions about where to seek care for complex medical problems. Emergency medicine has never been included in these rankings in the past, and there are no plans to begin doing so. U.S. News recognizes that, in a medical emergency, the best place to get care is the nearest emergency department.
Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 33 – No 11 – November 2014
Dr. House is professor of emergency medicine at the University of Iowa and vice chair for education in the department of emergency medicine. Laura Gore is director of public relations at ACEP.