Sick or not Sick? Is your patient safe for discharge? The high risk nature of ED care, hospital overcrowding, the pressure to discharge patients, lack of access to outpatient care, and the increasing age and illness complexity of our patient population all challenge our ability to safely discharge from the Emergency Department. Think twice about sending your patient home when your patient has any of these high risk features.
Qualitative Factors in Patients Who Die Shortly After Emergency Department Dischargehttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/acem.12181/pdf