Can ER Visits be Prevented?
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Dr. Jesse Pines
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In order to save healthcare dollars, the newest ER trend in several states, is to try to prevent patients from going to the ER. Not only will this NOT save money...it may be putting patients in jeopardy! Dr. Jesse Pines, director of the Center for Healthcare Quality at George Washington University, a well-known emergency physician joins the show. Dr. Pines has written extensively about ER trends, such as overcrowding and boarding.
Jesse Pines is the Director of the Center for Health Care Quality, and an Associate Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Health Policy at George Washington University. He is also a practicing, board-certified emergency physician and joined the Department in January 2010. He has received competitive grant funding from several organizations including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the American Geriatrics Society, the Emergency Medicine Foundation, the Institute on Aging at Penn, the University Research Foundation, and the Thomas McCabe Fund. Dr. Pines also has been the recipient of several awards including the 2009 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Best Young Investigator Award and the 2010 American Academy of Emergency Medicine Young Educator Award. He is author on over 100 peer-reviewed publications, two books, and frequently contributes to the online magazines Time.com and Slate.com, and Emergency Physicians Monthly.
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