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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 »

Almost 300,000 more NHS operations could be carried out every year if it was more organised

Almost 300,000 more NHS operations could be carried out every year if staff planned to leave earlier and schedules were more organised, watchdog finds Data from 92 trusts shows huge inefficiencies including operations starting late  Agreeing monthly lists of operations could result in thousands more each week  Cutting delays could result in an annual increase… Read More »