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ER Docs are Key to Reducing Health Care Costs

“One of the most important elements of patient-centered care is deciding when individuals can’t be safely managed in community settings...  Emergency physicians are trained to rapidly evaluate a wide array of conditions that are complex or time sensitive, and facilitate observation or admission of the most acutely ill patients."

Dr. Wes Fields
Chair, Emergency Medicine Action Fund
Radio Advertisement:  Emergency Physicians Control One-Third of Overall Healthcare Costs
Radio Advertisement:  One-in-Three People Have Visited the Emergency Room in the Past Year
News Release:  ER Docs are Key to Reducing Health Care Costs

The Evolving Roles of Emergency Departments, May 2013 was produced by the RAND Corporation, with funding by the Emergency Medicine Action Fund