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Improving the Emergency Department Discharge Process.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; AHRQ; Boonyasai RT; Ijagbemi OM; Pham JC; Wu AW; Doggett D; Fawole OA; Bayram JD; Levin S; Connor C.

This report analyzes the literature discussing emergency department discharge processes and highlights elements of high-quality discharges and risk factors for suboptimal discharges. The in-depth review summarizes interventions currently implemented to augment discharge procedures, care coordination, and the identification of patients more susceptible to poor discharge.