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Study: Emergency departments see 13 percent rise in non-injury diagnoses

from DOTMed

More patients are visiting the emergency department for chronic conditions and fewer are visiting for injuries, according to a new University of California San Francisco study. The results were published in the April edition of Health Affairs. "These findings emphasize the changing role of the ED in the U.S. healthcare system, and the increasing reliance that patients and providers place on the ED as a place for diagnosis and treatment of complex conditions," Dr. Renee Y. Hsia said. more

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