Reducing ED usage for routine care was a major goal of the Affordable Care Act. However, multiple recent reports show that contrary to expectations, ED visits are continuing to spike all across the country. ED overuse is a costly problem, in terms of direct costs and indirect damage. Long wait times cause frustration and complaints, which inevitably spill out on social channels and reflect on your hospital’s reputation.
PHILADELPHIA – Despite evidence that tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) improves recovery from stroke, women and minorities appear to be less likely to receive the clot-busting treatment than other patients.