5121.0 Health Services Research: Quality & Coordinated Care

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This session will examine the problem of unnecessary use of emergency rooms and on approaches to improving coordination to improve appropriate utilization of levels of care. There will be particular focus on safety net providers where low income and rural patients receive the bulk of their care in many communities, especially community health centers, and hospital emergency rooms. Safety net providers often face specific difficulties with care coordination. These barriers are faced by primary care providers around the country as well. Innovative projects that have contributed to improved coordination and reduced duplication of services will be described. Specific factors that contribute to improved quality of care in hospital will be presented.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe an evidence-based approach for reducing pediatric use of emergency rooms. 2. List three barriers to coordination between safety net providers and emergency rooms and at least one approach to overcoming each barrier. 3. Explain the role of hospital characteristics in rural-urban differences in hospital performance.
Mona Sarfaty, MD MPH

Community-based research to reduce non-urgent use of a pediatric emergency department
Katrina Kubicek, PhDc, Cody Haight, MPH, Lynn Kersey, Donzella Lee, Laura Linebach, Deborah Liu, MD, Sarita Mohanty, MD, MPH, Yenita Prawiro, Sheree M. Schrager, PhD, Reema Shah, MPH, Robert Vinetz, MD, Emma Wolfe, MPH, Christy Beaudin, PhD and Michele D. Kipke, PhD
Primary Care Homes: Access and Coordination with Public Sector Emergency Departments
Claudie Bolduc, Charlene Chen, MHS, Sarita Mohanty, MD, MPH, Allen Miller, CEO, Reema Shah, Project Manager, Janet Bonilla, MD and Ana Alvarez
Coordinated community safety net systems for low-income uninsured
Mark Hall, JD and Marianne Udow-Phillips, MHSA

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Organized by: Medical Care
Endorsed by: Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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