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Safety net ERs not at disadvantage on meeting proposed length-of-stay measures, study says
Modern Healthcare

Safety net hospital emergency departments are not at a disadvantage in terms of meeting the terms of proposed length-of-stay measures for patients both admitted and discharged, according to a new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association. The authors wrote that there is a concern that performance measures for EDs approved in 2008 by the National Quality Forum could result in safety-net hospitals being harmed if the measures are used in pay-for-performance programs.