Cheer project: Financial and QALY impact of emergency room diversion achieved by walk-in non-urgent care at a nurse-run clinic for the uninsured
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Identify the need for intervention in emergency room usage for reduction of health care costs. List characteristics of frequent ER users and why they use the ED. Describe the care provided in a community walk-in clinic and in what ways it fills the needs of frequent ED users. Evaluate the cost effectiveness of a free community walk-in clinic for uninsured patients with non-urgent conditions.
Keyword(s): Access to Care, Cost-Effectiveness
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a co-founder of a walk-in clinic servicing uninsured Rhode Island residents. The clinic has published the results of a previous evaluation in a journal for community health, of which I am a co-author. My public health interests are concerned with identifying barriers to health care access and developing replicable solutions that can increase potential long-term access to care.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.