Delays Push Patients to the Emergency Department
The time to schedule an appointment has jumped 30% since 2014 as result of provider shortages, aging generations and population growth. For urgent care needs, many patients visit the Emergency Department, adding strain to an already overcrowded system.
- Patients Wait
- Days for an Appt.
- Of All ED Visits
- Are Non-Emergent
- ED Visits Cost
- on Average
In 2016, more than one million consumers opted to use telemedicine from the location of their choice, like a telehealth clinic, instead of traveling far see their doctor in person. But to be truly effective, reduce costs and maintain continuity, health systems must integrate telehealth into their urgent care programs.