Use of Observation Care in US Emergency Departments, 2001 to 2008

@inproceedings{Venkatesh2011UseOO,
  title={Use of Observation Care in US Emergency Departments, 2001 to 2008},
  author={Arjun K. Venkatesh and Benjamin P Geisler and Jennifer J. Gibson Chambers and Christopher W Baugh and J. Stephen Bohan and Jeremiah D. Schuur},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Observation care is a core component of emergency care delivery, yet, the prevalence of emergency department (ED) observation units (OUs) and use of observation care after ED visits is unknown. Our objective was to describe the 1) prevalence of OUs in United States (US) hospitals, 2) clinical conditions most frequently evaluated with observation, and 3) patient and hospital characteristics associated with use of observation. METHODS Retrospective analysis of the proportion of… CONTINUE READING
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