This Week's Challenge: Notifying a patient's primary care physician of a recent emergency room visit is the overwhelming top strategy employed by healthcare organizations to reduce avoidable ER visits. The 2014 Healthcare Benchmarks: Reducing Avoidable ER Visits also examined other strategies organizations use to engage PCPs in reducing avoidable visits to the ER.
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2014 Healthcare Benchmarks: Reducing Avoidable ER Visits delivers actionable metrics from 125 healthcare organizations on their efforts to foster appropriate use of hospital emergency departments. Enhanced with more than 50 easy-to-follow graphs and tables, this third edition of comprehensive data points presents year-over-year trends and best practices for engaging ER and hospital staff, primary care physicians, community providers and patients in reducing avoidable ED utilization.
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