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How the State of Illinois leverages $1,000,000 to save over $52,000,000 in health care costs

Posted: July 28th, 2015 | No Comments »

It has been almost 6 years since the first IPC blog article was written.   It has taken a lot of time and work to continue this blog conversation; I hope it has been worthwhile for all of you who have followed us since the beginning as well as for those who are new to our musings of all things poison.

For those unaware of Illinois politics, the IPC is once again affected by another  Illinois state budget crisis.   There is significant uncertainty as the fate of state support for the Illinois Poison Center (IPC).  The IPC however provides incredible value to the state of Illinois for its current $1,000,000 investment.

To explain this I have to use a term that I did not learn in medical school:  Leverage

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A Day in the Life of a Poison Center

Posted: July 2nd, 2015 | 2 Comments »

We hope you enjoyed our Day in the Life of the Poison Center blog-a-thon.  Those cases represent just a single day here at IPC; that translates to nearly 80,000 people that we help each year in Illinois.  Hopefully after reading these sample cases, you’ve learned that the IPC can help with just about any substance out there, and that there is no reason to feel embarrassed or ashamed to call, because we really have heard it all!  To view the cases again, click on any/all the following hourly posts:  Read more »