In a cohort of 4,324 tele-ED cases across 26 months in 65
hospitals in 6 tele-ED networks, 20% were averted
transfers, and 43% of those were then routinely
discharged rather than being transferred. Averted
transfers saved on average $2,673 in avoidable transport
costs per patient, with 63.6% of these cost savings
accruing to public insurance.
Marcia Ward, Knute Carter, Fred Ullrich, Kimberly Merchant, Nabil Natafgi, Xi Zhu, Paula Weigel, Sarah Heppner, Nicholas Mohr