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The affordable care act and emergency care
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  • Niels Rathlev, MD, Baystate Health
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Article, Peer-reviewed
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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have far-reaching effects on the way health care is designed and delivered. Several elements of the ACA will directly affect both demand for ED care and expectations for its role in providing coordinated care. Hospitals will need to employ strategies to reduce ED crowding as the ACA expands insurance coverage. Discussions between EDs and primary care physicians about their respective roles providing acute unscheduled care would promote the goals of the ACA.
Citation Information
McClelland M, Asplin B, Epstein SK, Kocher KE, Pilgrim R, Pines J, Rabin EJ, Rathlev NK. The affordable care act and emergency care. Am J Public Health. 2014 Oct;104(10):e8-e10.