UC hospital stops ER transfer plan after complaints

03/17/2009 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

The University of Chicago said it will review and revise its plan to send nonemergency patients to other facilities as part of an ER reorganization to save money and improve patient flow. The university received complaints that the change ran counter to its mission and could adversely affect health care for low-income residents who depend on the hospital for Medicaid-paid care.

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