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ACEP: Frequent ED Users Need Coordinated Care
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Emergency room physicians say overcrowding and visits from frequent users could be reduced with a coordinated approach to care.

The American College of Emergency Physicians released several studies Tuesday analyzing data about patients who visit EDs frequently. Robert O’Connor, MD, FACEP, and ACEP board member as well as Chair of Emergency Medicine at the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine in Charlottesville, says each study focuses on a different aspect of frequent ED visits, and as a result pointed to a difficult, complex problem.