The evolving role of emergency departments in the United States / Kristy Gonzalez Morganti [and others].
Contributor(s): Abir, Mahshid | Bauhoff, Sebastian | Blanchard, Janice C | Iyer, Neema | Kellermann, Arthur L | Morganti, Kristy Gonzalez | Okeke, Edward N | Smith, Alexandria C | Vesely, Joseph V | American College of Emergency Physicians | Rand Corporation | RAND Health.Material type: BookPublisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2013Description: 1 online resource (xi, 63 pages : color illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0833080792; 0833080806; 0833080814; 0833080822; 9780833080790; 9780833080806; 9780833080813; 9780833080820.Subject(s): Emergency medical services -- United States | Emergency medicine -- United States | Hospitals -- Emergency services -- United States | Americas | Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena | Delivery of Health Care | Economics | Emergency Medical Services | Emergency Service, Hospital | Geographic Locations | Geographicals | Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services | Health Facilities | Health Services Administration | Health Services | Hospital Administration | Hospital Departments | North America | Organization and Administration | Social Sciences | United States | Emergency medical services | Emergency medicine | Health & Biological Sciences | Hospitals & Medical Centers | Hospitals -- Emergency services | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare | Public Health | Emergency Service, Hospital -- trends -- United States | Emergency Service, Hospital -- trends | Emergency Service, Hospital -- economics -- United States | Emergency Service, Hospital -- economics | United States | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic book. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Evolving role of emergency departments in the United States.; Print version:: Evolving role of emergency departments in the United States.DDC classification: 362.18 Online resources: Digital version
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 57-63).
Introduction -- Conceptual Model of ED Use -- Methods -- Findings -- Discussion -- Conclusion.
The research described in this report was performed to develop a more complete picture of how hospital emergency departments (EDs) contribute to the U.S. health care system, which is currently evolving in response to economic, clinical, and political pressures. Using a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods, it explores the evolving role that EDs and the personnel who staff them play in evaluating and managing complex and high-acuity patients, serving as the key decisionmaker for roughly half of all inpatient hospital admissions, and serving as "the safety net of the safety net" for patients who cannot get care elsewhere. The report also examines the role that EDs may soon play in either contributing to or helping to control the rising costs of health care.
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