Tactics used by hospitals in the U.S. to avoid unnecessary ED visits 2016

This statistic shows tactics that U.S. hospitals use to minimize avoidable emergency department visits, according to a survey conducted among hospital and health system representatives during February 2016. It was found that 56 percent of surveyed organizations reported limiting prescriptions for opioids in an attempt to avoid unnecessary emergency room visits.

Tactics U.S. health organizations use to minimize avoidable emergency department visits as of 2016

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Source

Release date

May 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

February 2016

Number of respondents

212 respondents

Special properties

hospital and health system representatives

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question (multi-response): "Which tactics does your organization use to minimize avoidable visits to your ED?"

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