Reducing Non-Emergent ED Usage

Monday, August 20th, 2007
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

Medical homes are key in reducing emergency department (ED) usage, according to Jim Glauber, medical director for Neighborhood Health Plan of Massachusetts. He defines ED overuse for his organization and discusses the differences between urgent care and emergent care and when patients should use each. Click here to listen to Dr. Glauber’s comments.

Dr. Glauber, along with Dr. Lakshmi Dhanvanthari, and Dr. Karen Amstutz, both from WellPoint State Sponsored Business, will provide details on the most effective strategies they’ve implemented to address non-emergent ED use during a September 25, 2007 audio conference, Developing Effective Strategies to Reduce Non-Emergent Emergency Department Use.

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