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Analysis of patient visits and collections after opening a satellite pediatric emergency department

Benjamin P. Foster, PhD K. Nichols K. Camperell K. Cross D. Scott G. Liu H. Pritchard G. Southard B. Shinabery B. Sutton I.K. Kim
Pediatric Emergency Care. April 3, 2018

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Satellite pediatric emergency departments (PEDs) have emerged as a strategy to increase patient capacity. We sought to determine the impact on patient visits, physician fee collections, and value of emergency department (ED) time at the primary PED after opening a nearby satellite PED. We also illustrate the spatial distribution of patient demographics and overlapping catchment areas for the primary and satellite PEDs using geographical information system.