With concensus widespread that much of emergency room use is avoidable and preventable, healthcare organizations like Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado, WellPoint and many others are working to staunch the flow of avoidable ER use and point patients in the direction of appropriate care.
How prevalent are programs to reduce avoidable ER use, and what kind of results do they net? Which populations and conditions are responsible for most preventable ER visits, and what are the most effective strategies for redirecting these patients to more cost-effective and appropriate healthcare settings? How are organizations promoting these programs and educating patients about proper use healthcare services?
2010 Performance Benchmarks in Reducing Avoidable ER Visits provides actionable information from 90 healthcare organizations on their efforts to reduce inappropriate use of the ED. This 50-page resource documents trends and metrics from emergency departments across the country that are successfully managing ER utilization.
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This exclusive report analyzes the responses of 90 healthcare organizations to HIN's July 2010 Industry Survey on Reducing Avoidable ER Visits, presenting the data in more than 30 easy-to-follow graphs and tables. Besides an analysis of overall responses, this report drills down to the health plan and hospital perspectives presented by survey respondents.
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