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Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2014’

  • Reducing Emergency Room Utilization and Costs: No Free Lunch

    Program planning is often myopic and  typically underestimate the costs of service innovations. A 2013 article in the New York Times by Ellen Creswell (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/26/health/er-costs-for-mentally-ill-soar-and-hospitals-seek-better-way.html?_r=0&pagewanted=print) describes the problem of finding “a way to help mentally ill patients without admitting them to emergency rooms, where the …

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