Early death after discharge from emergency departments: analysis of national US insurance claims data | The BMJ

In this national analysis, we found that over 10 000 Medicare beneficiaries each year died within seven days after being discharged from emergency departments, despite mean age of 69 and no obvious life limiting illnesses. For context, these deaths accounted for 1.7% of all non-hospice deaths in the Medicare fee for service population annually

Source: Early death after discharge from emergency departments: analysis of national US insurance claims data | The BMJ

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