Preventable Emergency Department Visits

A preventable emergency department (ED) visit occurs when a patient seeks ED treatment for a health condition that can be treated in a non-emergency setting or avoided due to previous preventive care.1 Many factors contribute to patients seeking ED care for non-emergencies. For instance, a 2012 BMC Health Services Research study identified three consistent themes...

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Virginia Infant Mortality Trends

The Virginia Department of Health and the State Child Fatality Review Team recently released the Infant Mortality Trends in Virginia 2014-2016 report. Representatives from across the continuum of care, including the Virginia Departments of Health, Social Services, and Education are part of the interdisciplinary team involved in producing the report, which highlights the leading causes...

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