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To the Editor In an investigation on outcomes and resource use of adult patients hospitalized during return visits to the emergency department (ED), Dr Sabbatini and colleagues1 reported that compared with patients hospitalized during index ED visits without subsequent ED return, patient admissions during return to the ED were associated with lower inpatient mortality, intensive care unit admission rates, and costs.
Kalakoti P, Notarianni C, Nanda A. Hospitalization After a Return Visit to the Emergency Department. JAMA. 2016;316(2):223. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.5247
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