Care Coordination: Strategies to Reduce Avoidable Emergency Department Use

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Care Coordination: Strategies to Reduce Avoidable Emergency Department Use

Description

This guide offers advice and interventions that practices can use to help their patients reduce avoidable emergency department visits. It covers the following topics:

  1. Educating patients on appropriate use
  2. Enhancing access to the primary care practice
  3. Improving care coordination and care transitions
This guide is a supplement to Care Coordination: Reducing Care Fragmentation in Primary Care, which is recommended as a starting point for readers to gain an understanding of care coordination and its benefits.

Developer:

Qualis Health; MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation; Safety Net Medical Home Initiative

Funding Sources:

Commonwealth Fund

History

Release Date: 2012
Original Summary: August 2012
Last Updated: 08/29/12

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