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St. Louis Trauma Care Emergency, Part Two

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Depaul Medical Center is scheduled to close its trauma care unit June 30th.

By Matt Sepic, KWMU

St. Louis, MO. –

Providing critical care to trauma victims is expensive.

The high cost of malpractice insurance, uninsured patients, and a lack of outside funding just add to a problem with many causes and few solutions.

In the second of two reports on trauma care in St. Louis, KWMUs Matt Sepic looks at its bleak financial picture, and ways some hope to stabilize it.


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