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EDs Seeing More Patients with Complex, Chronic Conditions, Mental Illness; Fewer Injuries

The rate of emergency department (ED) visits in California for non-injuries has risen while the rate of visits for injuries has dropped, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco that documents the increasing amount of care provided … finish reading EDs Seeing More Patients with Complex, Chronic Conditions, Mental Illness; Fewer Injuries

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ER Visits at Record High, 96 Percent Needed Medical Care within 2 Hours: CDC

Emergency room (ER) visits reached a record high of more than 136 million in 2011, compared with just under 130 million in 2010, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While the percentage … finish reading ER Visits at Record High, 96 Percent Needed Medical Care within 2 Hours: CDC

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Patients’ Sense of Urgency — Not Convenience — Contributes to ED Use

Contrary to the idea that convenience prompts many privately insured people to seek care in emergency departments (EDs), the people most likely to use EDs believe they urgently need medical attention, according to a new study by the Center for … finish reading Patients’ Sense of Urgency — Not Convenience — Contributes to ED Use

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Final 2014 CMS Physician Payments Support Care Outside Face-to-Face Visits

A final rule setting payment rates and policies for 2014 is focusing on improved care coordination, including a major proposal to support care management outside the routine office interaction, according to CMS. The final ruling also includes other policies to … finish reading Final 2014 CMS Physician Payments Support Care Outside Face-to-Face Visits

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Statewide Medical Home Pilot Reduces ED Visits

A patient-centered medical home pilot program in Rhode Island significantly improved medical home recognition scores in ambulatory ED visits, according to an article published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The Rhode Island Chronic Care Sustainability Initiative (CSI) went into effect in … finish reading Statewide Medical Home Pilot Reduces ED Visits

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Report: Rising Severity of Illness Among Medicare Patients Treated in EDs

Today’s Medicare patients are sicker and have more chronic illnesses, and are driving up the costs of emergency department (ED) care, according to a new report by the American Hospital Association (AHA). Between 2006 and 2010, the severity of illness … finish reading Report: Rising Severity of Illness Among Medicare Patients Treated in EDs

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1 in 4 Patients Back in ER Within 30 Days of Hospital Discharge

As many as one in four patients discharged from the hospital end up right back there as emergency patients, but are not counted as hospital readmissions unless they are admitted as inpatients, says a study from the Perelman School of … finish reading 1 in 4 Patients Back in ER Within 30 Days of Hospital Discharge

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Follow-Up Phone Calls, E-mails Improve Patient Satisfaction with ED Experience

Call me, maybe? That could be the new refrain from recently discharged ED patients to their emergency physicians, says a new survey published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. According to the results of patient satisfaction surveys completed by more … finish reading Follow-Up Phone Calls, E-mails Improve Patient Satisfaction with ED Experience

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