Reduce Avoidable Emergency Department Utilization
Heightened demand for emergency services and increased consumerism in health care has left emergency departments overburdened with rising costs and volumes. Since the majority of these visits are considered unnecessary, provider organizations can capitalize on the opportunity to cut avoidable emergency department visits.
View the on-demand presentation to discuss tactics to increase patient access to primary care, inflect patient behavioral change by boosting awareness of alternate care points and self-management strategies, and implement targeted measures for high-risk patients.
Things You’ll Learn:
- Overview of national trends that demonstrate the need for focus on reducing avoidable emergency department utilization
- Approaches for increasing patient access to care, educating appropriate use of services, and designing targeted measures for complex patients
- How to analyze your organization's opportunities using the Advisory Board's Avoidable ED Utilization Assessment tool