A Truven Health Analytics study of more than 6.5 million emergency department visits of privately insured patients finds only 29 percent of them required immediate attention.
Twenty-four percent did not require immediate attention, 41 percent came for care that could have been provided in a primary care setting, and 6 percent received care that would have been preventable or avoidable with proper primary care, according to the vendor.
Register or login for access to this item and much more
All Health Data Management content is archived after seven days.
Community members receive:
- All recent and archived articles
- Conference offers and updates
- A full menu of enewsletter options
- Web seminars, white papers, ebooks
Already have an account? Log In
Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access