Avoid Unnecessary Admissions

When emergency physicians know their patients are contacted the next day, they are more comfortable sending home appropriate cases.

Hospitalizing patients that are safe for discharge wastes resources and is antagonistic to value-based purchasing goals, as defined by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Paradoxically, those admitted to the hospital that could have been safely discharged are at risk for 30-day readmissions should the illness progress or situation become complicated.

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