Care coordination is becoming an increasingly vital aspect of health system functionality: more than a best practice, it is also an economic necessity.
Is your emergency department prepared for anything? We would all like to hope so.
The recent Institute of Medicine report on graduate medical education (GME)[i] has re-ignited public debate on funding and accountability in GME.
How risky is your emergency department? Your insurance company probably knows, and they’re charging you for it. But how can EDs reduce their risk? Inova Fairfax and Inova Children’s Hospitals of Virginia did it.
High frequency emergency department patients have complicated mixtures of medical, psychiatric, and social needs. Treating only their presenting acute care need does little to prevent their readmission.