Use of hospital-based acute care among patients recently discharged from the hospital.

@article{Vashi2013UseOH,
  title={Use of hospital-based acute care among patients recently discharged from the hospital.},
  author={Anita A Vashi and Justin P. Fox and Brendan G. Carr and Gail D'Onofrio and Jesse M Pines and Joseph S Ross and Cary P Gross},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2013},
  volume={309 4},
  pages={364-71}
}
IMPORTANCE Current efforts to improve health care focus on hospital readmission rates as a marker of quality and on the effectiveness of transitions in care during the period after acute care is received. Emergency department (ED) visits are also a marker of hospital-based acute care following discharge but little is known about ED use during this period. OBJECTIVES To determine the degree to which ED visits and hospital readmissions contribute to overall use of acute care services within 30… CONTINUE READING
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