Study finds high patient departure rates at California EDs

03/6/2011 | U.S. News & World Report

Data on 9.2 million emergency department visits in California during 2007 revealed high rates of patients who left the ED without being seen, with percentages varying from 0% to more than 20%, according to facilities. Hospitals in communities with low income or poor health coverage as well as teaching hospitals, county-owned hospitals and trauma centers had higher patient departure rates compared with other health care facilities, the study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine found.

View Full Article in:

U.S. News & World Report

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Health Care Exchange Account Manager
Kaiser Permanente
San Diego, CA
Director, Health Plan Claims Operations
Group Health Cooperative
Seattle, WA
Stop Loss Sales Executive
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
Boston, MA
Field Representative-Oklahoma and Kansas
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
Multiple Locations, SL_Multiple Locations
Vice President, Idaho Regional Director
PacificSource
Boise, ID