Here is the heading from the the AAFP e-newsletter:
Increase in ED use may be linked to lack of primary care access
It comes from an article in the Yakima Herald and continues with this amazing discovery:
Washington state data show hospital emergency department visits increased 16% over two years, which aligns with a trend seen nationwide since the Affordable Care Act expanded insurance coverage. Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital vice president Diana Patterson said the higher ED use stems from having more insured adults and a lack of access to primary care.
Did anyone NOT see that coming? No incentives to create FP jobs. PCPs quitting right and left. We all knew it was a mess and yet these idiots point it out as if it was startling. It would be laughable if it wasn’t so sad.