[Assessment of inappropriate emergency admissions. A study of 566 consecutive cases].

Abstract

We assessed the appropriateness of 566 consecutive acute admissions to three departments of internal medicine in southeast Sweden. Using a modified version of the Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol (AEP), 23 per cent of the admissions were classified as medically inappropriate. Half of them could be related to local admission routines unsupported by the… (More)

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