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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2012, Article ID 726568, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/2012/726568
Research Article

Ill, Itinerant, and Insured: The Top 20 Users of Emergency Departments in Baltimore City

1Department of Public Policy, Health Care for the Homeless, 421 Fallsway, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
2Department of Emergency Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center, 110 Irving Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010, USA
3Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 110 South Paca Street, Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA

Received 26 October 2011; Accepted 15 December 2011

Academic Editor: Stefano Butto

Copyright © 2012 Barbara Y. DiPietro et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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