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The Focus on Flow in the ED

   

Shortage of Primary Care Physicians, Surge in ED Patient Volume

Shortage of Primary Care Physicians, Surge in ED Patient Volume

Describe your ED inpatient admissions over the past two years: "Access to a primary care physician may be limited, leaving people to go to the ED as their only choice," says Randy Davis, senior vice president and CIO of 72-bed NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield, Tenn.

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