Rates and causes of emergency department revisits within 72 hours.

@article{Liaw1999RatesAC,
  title={Rates and causes of emergency department revisits within 72 hours.},
  author={S J Liaw and Michael J. Bullard and Paula Hu and J C Chen and H C Liao},
  journal={Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi},
  year={1999},
  volume={98 6},
  pages={422-5}
}
The purpose of this study was to determine the rates and causes of revisits to the emergency department (ED) of a 3,500-bed referral hospital, to identify areas for improvement, and to generate baseline data for the development of a computerized, automatic monthly audit system. We identified all patients returning within 72 hours of their initial ED visits, from 1 July 1995 to 30 June 1997, and monthly revisit rates were calculated. To determine the reasons for revisits, two independent… CONTINUE READING