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San Diego hospitals seeking are trying to steer non-emergency patients away from emergency rooms.... more »
posted 11/01/18

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ER visits rose 18% from 2012 to 2017, posing financial and operational difficulties.
Making behavioral health pencil out has become a greater challenge for San Diego hospitals like Scripps, Sharp HealthCare, Palomar Health and UC San Diego Health.
The rise in patients has left hospitals searching for solutions, with an eye toward the bottom line. It’s costly to care for patients languishing in emergency departments, running up losses in behavioral health, hospitals say.