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Member Research and Reports

Low-Severity ER Use among CHIP Enrollees Studied by UAB

Dr. Justin Blackburn, assistant professor in the department of health care organization and policy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham – working with department colleagues Dr. David J. Becker, associate professor, Dr. Bisakha Sen, professor, Dr. Michael A. Morrisey, professor, and Dr. Nir Menachemi, professor – recently described patient characteristics among those utilizing the emergency department (ED) for low-severity conditions (i.e., conditions potentially treatable or manageable in a primary care setting).