Using Urgent Care Centers to Support Rural Patient Care Access
Patient Engagement HIT
Nov 7, 2017
Highlights a strategy put forth in the recent Emerging Strategies to Ensure Access to Health Care Services guidebook released by the American Hospital Association's (AHA) Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities. This strategy involves using urgent care centers (UCC), which are less expensive than emergency departments to maintain, as a way to serve the needs of rural and underserved communities more cost-effectively. Also links to an AHA toolkit designed to help communities determine if this strategy would work for them.
Access · Emergency department and urgent care services · Healthcare business and finance · Healthcare facilities