No Image

Nearly half of costly emergency department visits avoidable

February 17, 2012   // 0 Comments

With sick season now in high gear, area emergency departments are likely to be overwhelmed by patients. But nearly half of costly emergency visits are unnecessary and could be handled by a primary care physician. Sixty percent of avoidable emergency department visits take place in ten Milwaukee zip codes with the highest rate of poverty, according to a study by the Milwaukee Health Care Partnersh...

Continue reading

More news