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EDs could save $8.3B annually with better primary care, study finds

Dive Brief: More effective primary care could save emergency departments an estimated $ 8.3 billion annually, according to a new Premier analysis. Of 24 million visits by patients with certain chronic conditions in 2017, 4.3 million were potentially avoidable. Patients with those conditions contributed to nearly 60% of all ED visits at nearly 750 hospitals… Read More »

Keeping active in old age may protect against dementia, study finds

Keeping active in old age may protect against dementia – even if you have early signs of the disease, study says Scientists had participants wear activity trackers  Those who moved more during the course of the day had better scores on memory and cognitive thinking tests Even those with biomarkers of early dementia had higher scores… Read More »