Choosing OrthoPlus over the Emergency Room
Orthopedic injuries are one of the most common reasons people visit ER departments in the US. These conditions are also the most likely to be missed or misdiagnosed. The primary reason ER departments exist are to administer life saving measures for those patients in critical need. ER departments were never designed to treat minor orthopedic conditions or other non-life-threating injuries.
The lack of accessibility to specialty care is one of the reasons these departments are overflowing with patients. There is a solution! You can now see quality trained Orthopedic providers, with years of experience, when you need them most at Ortho Plus.
Potential for misdiagnosis
In a recent study of 119. 2M ER visits, approximately 30% were injury or Orthopedic related. That is over 35 million visits!!!
Of those visits, nearly 1 million were misdiagnosed. 85% of those cases had poor outcomes due to delay in treatment.
A costly risk
ER visits are the most expensive and time consuming modes of health care delivery today. The average cost of an ER visit due to injury is $1,500 to $2,000 - not including other costs such as X-Ray or diagnostic study interpretations or readings. Studies have shown this is about 40% more than most people spend on rent each month!!!
There is a solution! You can now see quality trained orthopedic providers with years of experience, when you need them most at Ortho Plus.
What this means for you as a patient
- ER visits for non-emergent injuries
- Unneeded Primary Care appointment for Orthopedic referrals
- Long wait for specialty care appointments
What you get:
- Timely / Friendly service
- Experienced Orthopedic Providers
- Excellent Value and Cost savings
- Accurate Diagnosis and Treatment
- Timely Subspecialty referral when needed