TITLE

ER patients insured: study

AUTHOR(S)
DoBias, Matthew
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;4/3/2006, Vol. 36 Issue 14, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on patients who use hospital emergency rooms (ER) in the U.S. based on a study released by the American College of Emergency Physicians in March 2006. About 84% of patients admitted in ER are insured and 81% have a primary source of care. In 2003, 14.1% of the population were admitted to emergency department at a total cost to private insurers. The congestion issue can be attributed to ineffective health policy and practice.
ACCESSION #
20562179

 

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