The impact of emergency department observation units on United States emergency department admission rates

Roberta Capp, Benjamin Sun, Dowin Boatright, Cary Gross

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Abstract

Objective: Prior studies suggesting that the presence of emergency department (ED) observation units decrease overall ED hospital admissions have been either single-center studies or based on model simulations. The objective of this preliminary national study is to determine if the presence of ED observation units is associated with hospitals having lower ED admission rates. Methods: We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional analysis using the 2010 National Hospital Ambulatory Care Survey and estimated ED risk-standardized hospital admission rates (RSHAR) for each center. The following were excluded from the study: ages

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)738-742
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Hospital Medicine
Volume10
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015

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The impact of emergency department observation units on United States emergency department admission rates. / Capp, Roberta; Sun, Benjamin; Boatright, Dowin; Gross, Cary.

In: Journal of Hospital Medicine, Vol. 10, No. 11, 01.11.2015, p. 738-742.

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