Perspectives on the Acute Care Continuum
The Acute Care Continuum is the integration of urgent, emergent, inpatient and post-discharge care of patients with acute medical conditions.
Recent Developments in the Acute Care Continuum
Here are some interesting articles and events related to the Acute Care Continuum:
- Webinar: Achieving ED-Hospitalist Integration - CEP America (4/19/12)
Emergency physician Jeffrey Bass, MD, and hospitalist physician Denise Brown, MD, will discuss how the relationship between the ED and hospitalists can improve and the subsequent impact that can be felt throughout the hospital. Registration is still open.
- For the Elderly, Emergency Rooms of Their Own – New York Times (4/9/12)
Emergency Departments designed exclusively for the elderly are catching on in the New York area.
- Economics Alone Drives Healthcare Reform – HealthLeaders Media (4/3/12)
John Commins says that it is not the Supreme Court or patient care that is driving healthcare reform, but rather the financial issues involved.
- Sutter 'navigators' steer routine patients out of emergency rooms – Sacramento Bee (3/23/12)
Sutter Health and Effort have created the “emergency department navigator,” a new job within the ED to reduce future traffic by assisting patients who do not have good prospects for follow-up care.
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