Emergency Department Utilization

The Southwest Region of Idaho has some of the highest emergency department (ED) utilization rates in the state’s focus area. We are convening to discuss strategies to reduce unnecessary visits.

  1. Notification letters for Primary care clinics:  We heard from our primary care clinics that they needed a way to communicate with high utilizers.
  2. ED-Behavioral Health referrals:  We are developing a pilot to refer high utilizers to behavioral health providers.  We believe that this will reduce ED utilization in the target population.

ED Utilization Letters

Chronic Nausea

Medication Refills

Pain Relief


Minutes and Agendas

January 2018

  • Agenda
  • Minutes

Archive 2017 ED Utilization Meeting Notes


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