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Ohioans’ high use of ER costly
Middletown Journal

Ohioans are increasingly turning to hospital emergency departments for their health care, a costly trend some say is symptomatic of a disjointed approach to care that ails the U.S. health care system. “It makes everyone’s health care more expensive in the region,” Bryan Bucklew, president and CEO of the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association. “The challenge for Dayton is to get people to understand that improper utilization of emergency rooms — not having a medical home for people — everyone ends up paying for it.”