Characteristics of patients who return to the emergency department within 72 hours in one community hospital.

@article{White2011CharacteristicsOP,
  title={Characteristics of patients who return to the emergency department within 72 hours in one community hospital.},
  author={Debra J White and Louise Kaplan and Linda Eddy},
  journal={Advanced emergency nursing journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={344-53}
}
This study identifies characteristics of patients who return to the emergency department (ED) within 72 hr after an initial visit. An exploratory quantitative descriptive study was conducted to identify characteristics of patients with unscheduled 72 hr ED returns. The sample consisted of all patients with 72 hr ED return visits for the month of January 2009 at the study facility. Data were collected from electronic patient records utilizing the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey… CONTINUE READING
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