Dive Brief: More effective primary care could save emergency departments an estimated $ 8.3 billion annually, according to a new Premier analysis. Of 24 million visits by patients with certain chronic conditions in 2017, 4.3 million were potentially avoidable. Patients with those conditions contributed to nearly 60% of all ED visits at nearly 750 hospitals… Read More »
At least 130 people die every day in the United States from an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2017, a record year, two-thirds of the 72,000 drug overdose deaths were from opioids, and preliminary estimates signal the numbers will be even higher for 2018.
Nothing is more valuable in life than good health. Unfortunately, our society has fallen in to the habit of equating that ‘value’ with ‘cost.’ But we are natural creatures, and staying healthy doesn’t need to be expensive. It simply requires that we take basic steps to become more attuned to the world around us: its… Read More »