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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 »

Many Paramedics Ignore Hand Hygiene Rules, Study Finds

Print this page FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 — Paramedics have a “remarkably low” rate of compliance with hand hygiene standards, which could put patients at risk for deadly infections, according to a new report. For the study, researchers observed 77 paramedics in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Australia as they dealt with 87 patients. The paramedics’… Read More »