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Unnecessary ER Visits Cost $47B a Year, Report Finds

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Virtual care options are a great way to help reduce the overall cost of healthcare.

"Despite high demands for emergency care, in some cases, patients do not need to be taken to the hospital. A lack of clarity surrounding the prioritization of patients can lead to issues in ensuring patients receive appropriate treatment." - Mark Melchionna

A study by the IT firm Accenture from October 2021 found that unnecessary emergency room visits caused by low health system literacy cost at least $47 billion a year.

Really excited that we are in continual discussion to find solutions to help cut the cut the cost of these expenses associated with unnecessary ER visits.

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