Hospitals, Health Plans React to Unnecessary Visits to Emergency Department

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

In a July 2007 e-survey, almost 85 percent of responding healthcare organizations say that unnecessary visits to their emergency rooms are an issue, and more than half are addressing this trend in their emergency department management efforts. Educating the population, recommending care alternatives — such as urgent care facilities — and raising the price of admission to emergency rooms are the most frequently employed strategies.

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