Maine has a higher utilization of Emergency Department services than the national average. Avoidable ED visits helps with cost containment, leads to improved patient outcomes, and assists with continuity of care.
The goal of our study sought to identify "avoidable" ED visits for our postoperative total hip and knee arthroplasty and work towards reducing / redirecting these patients in a safe / effective manner.
Rana, Adam, "ED Utilization" (2020). MaineHealth Performance Improvement. 43.