Dr. Pines quoted in ACEP news release in connection to an article publish in Annals of Emergency Medicine

November 14, 2016

Dr. Jesse PinesThe press release and Dr. Pines' article center around a study, published in the same issue of the Annals of Emergency Medicine, on the Association Between the Opening of Retail Clinics and Low-Acuity Emergency Department Visits.

"Given that convenience settings don't prevent ER visits, what can be done in an era where looming government reforms may soon restrict the very payments that support them?" said Jesse Pines, MD, FACEP, of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington D.C., the editorial's author. "The answer is not to build more convenience settings, but to improve the value of existing settings by increasing the connectivity among providers and with longitudinal care."