Emergencies Only, Please

Haugh, Richard
October 2006
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Oct2006, Vol. 80 Issue 10, p21
Trade Publication
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.


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