For someone with a serious injury, it's not just a matter of getting in the door at the closest hospital, but getting in the door at the right hospital, says Dr. Arthur Kellermann, an emergency medicine specialist. micheal kennedy/iStockphoto hide caption

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Insurance, Not Injuries, May Determine Who Goes To Trauma Centers

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O'Connor Hospital in San Jose, Calif., is encouraging uninsured patients to sign up for coverage in the emergency room. Sarah Varney for NPR hide caption

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California Hospital Workers Pitch Obamacare To ER Patients

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Patients Can Pay A High Price For ER Convenience

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Jeremie Seals used to go to the hospital emergency room to avoid sleeping in his car. Kristian Foden-Vencil/OPB hide caption

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How Oregon Is Getting 'Frequent Fliers' Out Of The ER

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The Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games included a paean to the National Health Service, the U.K.'s socialized healthcare system. Gallo/Getty Images hide caption

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