Infographic: American Hospitals Are Prepared to Care

Friday, January 31st, 2014
This post was written by Jackie Lyons

There were 26 million more emergency department (ED) visits in 2011 than in 2000, yet there are 189 fewer EDs, according to a new infographic from the American Hospital Association. Payment gaps in hospitals reached a total of $71 billion for uncompensated care, Medicare and Medicaid patients.

This infographic also details access to care, necessary hospital treatments and staffing areas, levels of emergency readiness and more.

American Hospitals are Prepared to Care

You may also be interested in this related resource: 2014 Healthcare Benchmarks: Reducing Hospital Readmissions. With fewer EDs and more ED visits, it is vital for hospitals to keep readmissions down. This resource documents the latest key initiatives and partnerships to reduce readmissions by patients with these costly conditions and others by more than 100 healthcare organizations.


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