TITLE

Emergencies Only, Please

AUTHOR(S)
Haugh, Richard
PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Oct2006, Vol. 80 Issue 10, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the management of hospital emergency departments (ED) in the U.S. Some hospitals are requiring emergency department patients who do not have a true emergency to seek care elsewhere, or pay up front for their care in the ED. In August 2006, Ben Taub General Hospital and Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, both public facilities in Houston, Texas adopted the policy. The hospitals hope the policy will cut unnecessary ED visits by 20 percent.
ACCESSION #
22859288

 

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