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Hospitalization After a Return Visit to the Emergency Department

Piyush Kalakoti, MD1; Christina Notarianni, MD1; Anil Nanda, MD, MPH1
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1Department of Neurosurgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport
JAMA. 2016;316(2):223. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.5247.
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To the Editor In an investigation on outcomes and resource use of adult patients hospitalized during return visits to the emergency department (ED), Dr Sabbatini and colleagues1 reported that compared with patients hospitalized during index ED visits without subsequent ED return, patient admissions during return to the ED were associated with lower inpatient mortality, intensive care unit admission rates, and costs.

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July 12, 2016
Amber K. Sabbatini, MD, MPH; Anirban Basu, PhD, MS; Renee Y. Hsia, MD, MSc
1Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle
2Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle
3Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
JAMA. 2016;316(2):223-224. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.5253.
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