Hospital-based care accounts for approximately one-third of US health expenditures, and increasingly, most hospitalizations originate from emergency departments (ED).1-3 Value-based payment programs have focused on decreasing avoidable ED visits and hospitalizations. We describe trends in ED visits and admission rates among US acute care hospitals from January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2014.
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Lin MP, Baker O, Richardson LD, Schuur JD. Trends in Emergency Department Visits and Admission Rates Among US Acute Care Hospitals. JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(12):1708–1710. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.4725
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