Hospital-based emergency department visits involving dental conditions: profile and predictors of poor outcomes and resource utilization.

  title={Hospital-based emergency department visits involving dental conditions: profile and predictors of poor outcomes and resource utilization.},
  author={Veerasathpurush Allareddy and Sankeerth Rampa and Min Kyeong Lee and Veerajalandhar Allareddy and Romesh P Nalliah},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  volume={145 4},
BACKGROUND Untreated dental conditions may progress to lesions that are severe enough to necessitate emergency visits to hospitals. The authors conducted a study to investigate nationally representative trends in U.S. hospital-based emergency department (ED) visits involving dental conditions and to examine patient-related characteristics associated with ED charges. METHODS The authors used the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, sponsored by… 

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