Medicare patient deaths shortly after leaving the ER raise questions about rural hospitals

Health 02 Feb 2017
Medicare patient deaths shortly after leaving the ER raise questions about rural hospitals

A new study on Medicare patients dying soon after emergency department discharges raises questions about staffing and treatment at rural hospitals and other providers who are under pressure to reduce health care costs. More than 10,000 Medicare patients who do not have life-threatening illnesses die each year in the US within seven days of being released…

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