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Emergency Department Utilization at a Large Regional Hospital: A Strategy for Survivability

Rotarius, Timothy PhD, MBA; Liberman, Aaron PhD; Cortelyou-Ward, Kendall PhD; Oetjen, Dawn PhD; Oetjen, Reid PhD

doi: 10.1097/HCM.0b013e3182a9d80b
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This research effort provides a brief picture of the operational, patient, and financial patterns of the multiple emergency departments of a large hospital system located in the southeastern United States. The results are presented anonymously as a descriptive case study. A multifaceted strategy is presented to assist hospital leaders as they strive to ensure the survivability of their emergency departments in this era of high uncompensated care.

Author Affiliation: Department of Health Management and Informatics, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.

This research was funded by a grant from a regional hospital system that prefers to remain unidentified for this article.

The authors have no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Timothy Rotarius, PhD, MBA, Department of Health Management and Informatics, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, 32816-2205 (dr.timothy.rotarius@ucf.edu).

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