Administrative Challenges to Regionalization
Authors: Pilgrim, Randy; Martinez, Ricardo; Jouriles, Nicholas; Hufstetler, Greg; Wise, Pat; Wise, Robert; Acker, Joe; Soremekun, Olan A.; Carrier, Emily
Source: Academic Emergency Medicine, Volume 17, Number 12, December 2010 , pp. 1359-1363(5)
The ideal emergency care system delivers the right care to the right patient at the right time and yields appropriate patient outcomes at a sustainable overall cost. Transforming the current system of emergency care into the Institute of Medicine’s vision of a coordinated, regionalized, and accountable emergency care system requires careful consideration of administrative challenges and barriers. Left unaddressed, certain processes, systems, and structures may prevent integration efforts or threaten long-term viability.
ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE 2010; 17:1359–1363 © 2010 by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 2010