UMMS Affiliation

Commonwealth Medicine; Southern New England Practice Transformation Network (SNE-PTN)

Publication Date

2018-05-01

Document Type

Blog Post

Disciplines

Emergency Medicine | Health Economics | Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research | Optometry

Abstract

It’s a common scenario: a patient injures his eye, self-refers to the Emergency Department, and receives treatment from a doctor who does not specialize in optometry. The result? Higher medical bills to address an ocular trauma that could have been successfully treated in an optometrist’s office.

The Southern New England Practice Transformation Network (SNE-PTN) led by the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UConn Health, is addressing this costly issue head on with its Emergency Department Avoidance initiative, and the results are astounding.

Keywords

eye injuries, patients, emergency department, avoidance, optometrists

Rights and Permissions

© 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Commonwealth Medicine Blog

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