The number had caused a lot of reaction in the middle of winter: 150 patients died "unexpectedly" in the emergency room in December and January, because they could not be treated early enough. This estimate of the union Samu Urgences de France was the result of simple reports in some regions. A methodology more than limited but which testifies to a very real problem, illustrated by a French study presented this Thursday at the annual congress of emergency physicians. Having to wait overnight would increase the risk of dying in the elderly by nearly 50%, according to these results.
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