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Newspaper/Magazine Article

‘They are terrified’: fearing coronavirus, people with potentially fatal conditions avoid emergency care.

Bruggeman L, Bhatt J. ABC News. April 23, 2020.

Patient ability to access emergency care is vital for timely and appropriate diagnosis and treatment. This story highlights how patient and family discomfort with going to the emergency room for non-COVID-19 associated conditions that challenge their safety.