Sunday, November 23, 2014

Patient returns to the emergency department: the time-to-return curve.

About 25% of emergency department discharges are associated with 30-day ED revisits. Using a 72-hour ED metric misses close to 70% of these patients. A 9-day metric appears better for studies of ED revisits.  (Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Aug;21(8):864-71.)
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