Ambulance diversion and lost hospital revenues.

  title={Ambulance diversion and lost hospital revenues.},
  author={Kenneth John McConnell and Christopher F Richards and Mohamud Daya and Cody C Weathers and Robert A. Lowe},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  volume={48 6},
STUDY OBJECTIVE We estimate ambulance revenues lost from each hour spent on ambulance diversion at an urban teaching hospital's emergency department (ED) and examine the financial impact of increased ICU capacity, which reduced diversion hours by 63%. METHODS This was a secondary analysis of administrative data to determine the time and date of ambulance arrivals, as well as the insurance status and revenues from each ED patient arriving by ambulance between January 1, 2002, and December 31… CONTINUE READING


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