Tag Archives: could

EDs could save $8.3B annually with better primary care, study finds

Dive Brief: More effective primary care could save emergency departments an estimated $ 8.3 billion annually, according to a new Premier analysis. Of 24 million visits by patients with certain chronic conditions in 2017, 4.3 million were potentially avoidable. Patients with those conditions contributed to nearly 60% of all ED visits at nearly 750 hospitals… Read More »

DNA could give clues to lifespan

Scientists say they can predict whether someone can expect to live longer than average or die sooner by examining their DNA. A team of researchers in Scotland has produced a scoring system to analyse the combined effect of genetic variations that influence lifespan. People who score in the top 10 per cent of the population… Read More »