A Hospital Reduces Repeat ER Visits By Providing Social Workers

Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee has found that connecting people with primary care doctors reduces the number of emergency room visits.i

Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee has found that connecting people with primary care doctors reduces the number of emergency room visits.

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Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee has found that connecting people with primary care doctors reduces the number of emergency room visits.

Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee has found that connecting people with primary care doctors reduces the number of emergency room visits.

Courtesy of Aurora Health Care

A Milwaukee hospital is trying a new approach to get newly insured residents to stop using emergency rooms as their main source of medical care and develop relationships with doctors instead.

The pilot project at Aurora Sinai Medical Center, the only hospital left in a mostly poor, black area of downtown Milwaukee, is labor intensive. But it’s showing promise in getting

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/10/23/451154605/a-hospital-reduces-repeat-er-visits-by-providing-social-workers?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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