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Real Solutions for Rural Emergency Departments

Updated: Aug 3, 2021

With ED visits increasing and reimbursement decreasing, the challenges are significant for operating an Emergency Department in a rural location. 

The practice of rural emergency medicine presents many unique challenges.  The most challenging, of which, is how to be staffed for a wide range of emergency situations when ED patient volumes swing from extreme highs to lows and its difficult to predict when such swings will be forthcoming. Hospital Physician AdvisorsProven Strategies To meet these challenges DCCS Hospital Physician Advisors has developed novel, rural-specific approaches that leverage innovative staffing models and technologies for solving the most challenging of challenges.

  • Fully trained Advanced Practice Providers (APPs),  backed by board-certified Emergency Physician Telemedical support. 

  • Emergency Medicine/Primary Care Partnership Model.

These are just two of the many potential solutions we can implement to meet the challenges faced by many rural Emergency Departments.

At DCCS, we can assess and recommend the most cost-effective solutions to assist a rural Emergency Department to provide the highest quality of patient care.    Contact Scott Dillon


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