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EDs could save $8.3B annually with better primary care, study finds

Dive Brief: More effective primary care could save emergency departments an estimated $ 8.3 billion annually, according to a new Premier analysis. Of 24 million visits by patients with certain chronic conditions in 2017, 4.3 million were potentially avoidable. Patients with those conditions contributed to nearly 60% of all ED visits at nearly 750 hospitals… Read More »

NYC Health + Hospitals to invest $82 million in new community health centers as part of system-wide drive towards primary care

NYC Health + Hospital Elmhurst facility. Credit: Google Street View NYC Health + Hospitals has announced plans to build three new community-based healthcare centers that will provide comprehensive, ambulatory care services for more than 50,000 children and adults, underscoring previously professed plans from President Mitchell Katz to shift the system’s focus to primary care and… Read More »