TITLE

Hospital Emergency Departments: Health Center Strategies That May Help Reduce Their Use

PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
GAO Reports;5/11/2011, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Document
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the study from U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the strategies of the health centers that help minimize the use of hospital emergency departments in the U.S. The study conducts an interview with the 9 health centers officials in the rural and urban areas. The study finds out that the health centers in the U.S. have implemented three types of strategies that focus on emergency department diversion, care coordination, and accessibility of services.
ACCESSION #
60719960

 

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