Atlanta's Grady Hospital is working to reduce frequent ER use

Jan 11, 2019

Grady Memorial Hospital identifies frequent ER users and enrolls them in a program meant to plug them into the primary care, as well as social services, they need.
Credit Georgia Health News

Frequent misuse of emergency rooms is a common issue for public safety net hospitals, including for Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital. Patients who use the ER to access medical care six or more times in six months are sometimes called "frequent fliers."

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Georgia Health News' Andy Miller discuss how Grady is working with frequent fliers to plug them into primary care services and reduce non-emergency use of the ER. Read more.