Navigation Links
Hospital emergency departments gaining in importance, study finds
Date:5/20/2013

Hospital emergency departments play a growing role in the U.S. health care system, accounting for a rising proportion of hospital admissions and serving increasingly as an advanced diagnostic center for primary care physicians, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

While often targeted as the most expensive place to get medical care, emergency rooms remain an important safety net for Americans who cannot get care elsewhere and may play a role in slowing the growth of health care costs, according to the study.

Emergency departments are now responsible for about half of all hospital admissions in the United States, accounting for nearly all of the growth in hospital admissions experienced between 2003 and 2009.

Despite evidence that people with chronic conditions such as asthma and heart failure are visiting emergency departments more frequently, the number of hospital admissions for these conditions has remained flat. Researchers say that suggests that emergency rooms may help to prevent some avoidable hospital admissions.

"Use of hospital emergency departments is growing faster than the use of other parts of the American medical system," said Dr. Art Kellermann, the study's senior author and a senior researcher at RAND, a nonprofit research organization. "While more can be done to reduce the number of unnecessary visits to emergency rooms, our research suggests emergency rooms can play a key role in limiting growth of preventable hospital admissions."

RAND was asked by the Emergency Medicine Action Fund, a consortium of emergency medicine physician organizations, to develop a more-complete picture of how hospital emergency departments contribute to the U.S. health care system.

Researchers reviewed recent studies published about the use of emergency departments, analyzed federal information about emergency room use and conducted a series of interviews with primary care physicians, hospital-based doctor
'/>"/>

Contact: Warren Robak
robak@rand.org
310-451-6913
RAND Corporation
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Vote for Soliant Health's 2013 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S.
2. Oswego Hospital Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New COO
3. Florida Hospital Tampa Partners with Hillsborough County Public Schools Offering Health Educational Programs and Support to Students
4. Mercy's Digital Hospital Records Save Lives in Joplin
5. Heart Risks Last Beyond Hospital Discharge, Study Finds
6. Abington Memorial Hospital is Turning 100
7. Florida Hospital Tampa Joins an Elite Group of Hospitals Across the United States Offering Fully Robotic Whipple Surgery
8. Lourdes Specialty Hospital Offers Unique Treatment Option for Medically Complex Patients with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
9. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Selects Voalte
10. Most Michigan parents, grandparents prefer research hospitals for pediatric care
11. AHA Data Now Available on Bloomberg Industries’ Hospital Dashboard
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 Losing Weight Your Body’s Way , ... you in the face, it certainly can be difficult to ... body an extra favor by doing it the healthy way? ... Instead, listen to your body, exercise regularly, and choose foods ... to losing weight; you need to exercise more and eat ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Richard Carlson, Managing Partner of Blue ... over 25 years experience. Mr. Carlson is a ... related to EDI, B2B Commerce, RFID and Internet/Intranet technology. ... Board member for Pharmaceutical Commerce Magazine and a Gerson ... is a management and technology consulting firm focused solely ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay ... only about half as likely as white women to become ... and the racial disparity persists even when donor eggs are ... patients became pregnant after IVF, compared to about 17 percent ... over two years to tease out the impact of race, ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Salamon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, ... conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF) -- the incubation of embryos ... a device inside the vagina, new research suggests. Scientists ... called an INVOcell, might sharply cut costs for pricey IVF ... more accessible to those who don,t live near big-city assisted ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter ... who was diagnosed with Ebola while working for NBC News ... can leave the special isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in ... the hospital said Tuesday. A blood test confirmed by the ... 33, can head home to Providence, R.I., NBC News ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:ReductionGuruMD Presents Ways to Improve Your Weight Loss Results 2Health News:Rich Carlson and Marc Duey to Hold Workshop at CBI’s Specialty Pharmacy and Distribution Networks Conference 2Health News:Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says 2Health News:Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says 3Health News:Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper 2Health News:Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper 3Health News:Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper 4Health News:U.S. Cameraman Treated for Ebola 'Free' of the Virus 2Health News:U.S. Cameraman Treated for Ebola 'Free' of the Virus 3
... Test Now Established to Provide Physicians with Vital Information Missed ... ... with Diabetes, NEW YORK and WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 17 ... (Tokyo, Japan),announced today the formation of a new joint venture company, ...
... Series Titled 2008 Leatt-Brace(TM) SA MX Grand Prix, ... Sheets: LEAT), a Nevada, USA Corporation headquartered in,Cape Town, ... Neck,Brace System designed to help prevent potentially devastating motor ... the Company,will become the Title Sponsor to the South ...
... Many heavy meat eaters believe they eat a lot of ... research in the Journal of Consumer Research, the ... burger to some people has more to do with values ... Sydney), Richa Gupta (University of Nashville), and Arnaud Monnier (National ...
... July 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- China Medicine,Corporation (OTC ... Company"),a leading distributor and developer of ethical ... and dietary supplements,medical devices, and medical formulations ... today that it obtained a patent from ...
... China, July 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mindray,Medical International Limited ... marketer of medical devices worldwide has announced today ... diagnostic products as well as,unveil three new units ... Clinical Chemistry (AACC) conference. The conference will be ...
... PDUFA Date of January 2, 2009 -, LAVAL, ... DDSS) today announced that the response that it submitted ... 2, 2008, including the,additional analysis of existing data as ... Class 2 response. The action date assigned by the,FDA ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Toyota Tsusho America, Inc. and Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd. Announce the Formation of GlycoMark, Inc., a Joint Venture to Develop and Commercialize Novel Biomarkers for Diabetes 2Health News:Toyota Tsusho America, Inc. and Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd. Announce the Formation of GlycoMark, Inc., a Joint Venture to Develop and Commercialize Novel Biomarkers for Diabetes 3Health News:Leatt Corporation To Sponsor 2008 South African Motocross Grand Prix 2Health News:Leatt Corporation To Sponsor 2008 South African Motocross Grand Prix 3Health News:Good news for veggies 2Health News:China Medicine Corporation Obtains Australian Patent for rADTZ 2Health News:China Medicine Corporation Obtains Australian Patent for rADTZ 3Health News:Mindray to Unveil Three New Products and Reagents at AACC Annual Meeting 2Health News:Mindray to Unveil Three New Products and Reagents at AACC Annual Meeting 3Health News:FDA accepts Labopharm's response for once-daily tramadol as complete Class 2 response 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. and AUSTIN, ... PhosImmune Inc. and PureMHC LLC today announced they ... to develop novel antibody-based immunotherapies designed to target ... identification of phosphorylated peptides displayed on the surfaces ... These phosphopeptide tumor targets (PTTs), derived from proteins ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... SHANGHAI , Oct. 22, 2014   ... and WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: WX ... comprehensive genomic profiling to biopharmaceutical companies conducting clinical trials ... Under the terms of the collaboration, Foundation Medicine will ... of Foundation Medicine,s FoundationOne® assay at the WuXi Genome ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... , Oct. 20, 2014  ResMed (NYSE: ... of the ResMed Data Exchange program, a comprehensive ... medical equipment (HME) and other health care providers. ... secure access to critical patient information. It integrates ... AirView™ and U-Sleep™ patient management platforms with customers, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Biotech Companies To Co-Discover And Co-Develop Antibodies Targeting Novel Phosphopeptide Tumor Targets 2Foundation Medicine and WuXi PharmaTech Announce Strategic Collaboration to Offer Best-in-Class Comprehensive Genomic Profiling in China 2Foundation Medicine and WuXi PharmaTech Announce Strategic Collaboration to Offer Best-in-Class Comprehensive Genomic Profiling in China 3Foundation Medicine and WuXi PharmaTech Announce Strategic Collaboration to Offer Best-in-Class Comprehensive Genomic Profiling in China 4Foundation Medicine and WuXi PharmaTech Announce Strategic Collaboration to Offer Best-in-Class Comprehensive Genomic Profiling in China 5ResMed Launches ResMed Data Exchange 2
... YORK, June 22, 2011 (Digital Experience!) -- iHealth ... personal healthcare products including the iHealth BP3 Blood Pressure ... announced that multiple national retail chains will now distribute ... Pressure Monitoring System is now available in all Apple ...
... Cempra Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced that Prabhavathi ... the 2011 Wells Fargo Healthcare Conference at 1 p.m. ... provide an overview of the company,s two leading antibiotic ... infections and TAKSTA™ for the oral treatment of gram ...
Cached Medicine Technology:iHealth Lab's Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring System Gets Nationwide Distribution 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: