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5 recent studies on ED use

Here are five recent articles published by Becker's Hospital Review that look at newly released studies on emergency department use.

1. How a Tennessee hospital cut uninsured ED visits by nearly 70%
Memphis, Tenn.-based Regional One Health is seeing uninsured emergency department visits drop under a new model that aims to help chronically ill patients navigate the safety-net system.

2. How race, ethnicity affect what hospital a person is transported to via ambulance: study
Black and Hispanic patients are more likely to be transported by ambulance to an emergency department at a safety-net hospital than white patients living in the same zip code, according to a new study published in JAMA Network Open.

3. ED use grew after ACA's Medicaid expansion, study finds
The ACA's Medicaid expansion led to increased Medicaid visits to the hospital emergency department, according to an analysis from Brookings Papers on Economic Activity.

4. Stationing a pharmacist in the ED could improve patient outcomes, study finds
A new study by Chicago-based Loyola Medicine found that when a pharmacist is present in the emergency department, patients received a life-saving coagulation drug much more quickly, which can significantly improve outcomes.

5. Penn Medicine study finds emoji buttons effective gauge of ED patient, clinician satisfaction
Installing touch-button terminals throughout a hospital's emergency department provides an accurate depiction of real-time patient and clinician sentiment, a recent study from Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine suggests.

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Hundreds of patients are stuck in Washington hospitals despite lack of medical need
Beaumont hospital sees 272% spike in patients with suicidal thoughts

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