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A rural community loses its hospital — a standalone ER fills the gap

by Sam Whitehead May 14, 2019
Quick thinking and a $2.2 million investment preserved the emergency room.
A standalone emergency room has filled a gap left after the closure of the only hospital in Gilmer County, Georgia.
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ER bills are expensive. And secretive.

by Sean McHenry Jan 7, 2019
In some hospitals, you could pay thousands of dollars just to sit in the waiting room.
"The costs are high — and they vary hugely from hospital to hospital," says Vox's Sarah Kliff. "Case in point: I found one hospital charging $1 for a squirt of an antibiotic ointment called bacitracin —and another charging $76."
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How much do gun-related injuries cost U.S. hospitals?

by Lizzie O'Leary Feb 23, 2018
When people wind up in an emergency room, it adds up to about $100,000 per person.
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When doctors need to learn "webside" manner

by Molly Wood Jan 29, 2018
A New York hospital is introducing telescreens into the emergency room in an effort to save time — and possibly money.
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