Effects of Maryland’s Global Budget Revenue Model on Emergency Department Utilization and Revisits


In 2014, Maryland implemented a global budget revenue (GBR) program that prospectively sets hospital budgets. This program introduced incentives for hospitals to tightly control volume and meet budget targets. In this study, we examine the effects of GBR on emergency department (ED) visits, admissions, and returns.

Executive Director Cynthia Woodcock was a co-author of this article published in Academic Emergency Medicine.

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