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The Front Lines of the Opioid Epidemic

Opioid prescriptions in the United States have been rising significantly in recent years, leading to a rapid increase in non-medical use and a significant increase in opioid-related deaths. The opioid epidemic has become so severe that the Trump [...]

November 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

ER Visits Rise after Medicaid Expansion

Does having health insurance make people more likely to visit the emergency department? This question has important implications for ED capacity, quality of care, and future funding models. Chris Yarzab (Flickr/CC) When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) [...]

October 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sharing is Caring

In 2009 Congress passed the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, which amongst other stimulus and savings measures, allocated roughly $26 billion toward investment into health information technology and incentive programs.  Health information [...]

September 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Emergency Docs: No Clue about Costs

Emergency department health care professionals (ED HCPs) have a unique role in providing care to patients with emergency medical conditions without regards for the ability to pay. Though this unfunded mandate to treat can be life-saving, the cost [...]

August 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

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