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Health officials say clinics are more efficient, cost-effective than hospitals
Visialia Times-Delta

The hospital is full. The emergency room is full. And even a short stay in either location is expensive — for you and the hospital, according to local health officials.

The solution to all three problems, officials say, is to funnel patients seeking non-emergency care toward smaller health clinics. Increasingly, 21st century hospitals are going to be reserved for the sickest of patients.