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Health systems that employ care coordination/case management teams in the ED can save hundreds of thousands of dollars, and improve the health of some of their most vulnerable patients. The results of a recent study showed that frequent ED users experience higher death rates and greater health-related social needs. One solution is care coordination and communication.
Financial Disclosure: Author Melinda Young, Author Jeanie Davis, Editor Jill Drachenberg, Editor Jonathan Springston, Editorial Group Manager Leslie Coplin, and Nurse Planner Toni Cesta, PhD, RN, FAAN, report no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study.