Home hospitalization unit: an alternative to standard inpatient hospitalization from the emergency department.

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OBJECTIVE To assess the characteristics of the patients admitted to a home hospitalization unit (HHU) after a first emergency department (ED) visit. METHODS This was a descriptive, retrospective study. The setting of the study was the ED of a 500-bed teaching hospital, which treats 125 000 emergency visits per year. HHU admits patients from the ED when… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MEJ.0b013e32831cbae2

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@article{Salazar2009HomeHU, title={Home hospitalization unit: an alternative to standard inpatient hospitalization from the emergency department.}, author={Albert Salazar and Cristina M Estrada and Ram{\'o}n Porta and Marisol Lolo and Santiago Tom{\'a}s and Manuel {\'A}lvarez {\'A}lvarez}, journal={European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine}, year={2009}, volume={16 3}, pages={121-3} }