This study r sub-optimal care is 72 hour retOne of the trigger tools fourns with an admission. This metric—which identifies all patients who are 1) evaluated in the ED, 2) return within 72 hours of discharge and 3) are admitted—is thought to represent failures in diagnosis, treatment and discharge planning. CRICO Strategies data was used to run a study of over 400K ED visits for sub-optimal care.

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Aaronson E, Borczuk P, Benzer T, Mort E, Temin E. 72h returns: A trigger tool for diagnostic error. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. March 2018; 36(3):359-361. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2017.08.019

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