CME/CE – ED Return Visits: Examining Outcomes & Costs

CME/CE – ED Return Visits: Examining Outcomes & Costs
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Amber K. Sabbatini, MD, MPH

Amber K. Sabbatini, MD, MPH
Acting Instructor of Emergency Medicine
Division of Emergency Medicine
Harborview Medical Center
UW Medical Center

Amber K. Sabbatini, MD, MPH, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that she has or has had no financial interests to report.

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Amber K. Sabbatini, MD, MPH (click to view)

Amber K. Sabbatini, MD, MPH

Amber K. Sabbatini, MD, MPH
Acting Instructor of Emergency Medicine
Division of Emergency Medicine
Harborview Medical Center
UW Medical Center

Amber K. Sabbatini, MD, MPH, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that she has or has had no financial interests to report.

Patients initially discharged after ED visits and subsequently hospitalized during a return visit to the ED appear to have lower in-hospital mortality, ICU admission rates, and in-hospital costs but have longer lengths of stay when compared with those who were hospitalized and did not return to the ED..
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Sabbatini AK, Kocher KE, Basu A, Hsia RY. In-hospital outcomes and costs among patients hospitalized during a return visit to the emergency department. JAMA. 2016;315:663-671.Available at: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2491638.

Sabbatini AK, Nallamothu BK, Kocher KE. Reducing variation in hospital admissions from the emergency department for low-mortality conditions may produce savings. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014;33:1655-1663.

Rising KL, White LF, FernandezWG, Boutwell AE. Emergency department visits after hospital discharge: amissing part of the equation. Ann Emerg Med. 2013;62:145-150.

Rising KL, Victor TW, Hollander JE, Carr BG. Patient returns to the emergency department: the time-to-return curve. Acad Emerg Med. 2014;21:864-871.

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