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72 Hour Returns: A Trigger Tool for Diagnostic Error

  • August 6, 2017

 CRICO Strategies CBS data was used in this retrospective review to help determine if an Emergency Department patients admission to a hospital within 72 hours of discharge from the ED was a valid trigger tool for gauging ED Quality Assurance efforts.  

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.


Citation for the Full-text Article

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.

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