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Discrepancy between emergency department admission diagnosis and hospital discharge diagnosis and its impact on length of stay, up-triage to the intensive care unit, and mortality.

Bastakoti M, Muhailan M, Nassar A, et al. Discrepancy between emergency department admission diagnosis and hospital discharge diagnosis and its impact on length of stay, up-triage to the intensive care unit, and mortality. Diagnosis. 2022;9(1):107-114. doi: 10.1515/dx-2021-0001

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February 16, 2022
Bastakoti M, Muhailan M, Nassar A, et al. Diagnosis. 2022;9(1):107-114.

Misdiagnosis in the emergency department (ED) can result in increased morbidity and mortality. This retrospective chart review of patients admitted from the ED to hospital explored the concordance of ED admission and hospital discharge diagnoses. Results show 21.77% of patients had discordant diagnoses; discordant diagnosis was associated with increased length of stay, mortality, and up-triage to ICU.