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Interhospital transfer patients discharged by academic hospitalists and general internists: characteristics and outcomes.

Sokol-Hessner L, White AA, Davis KF, et al. Interhospital transfer patients discharged by academic hospitalists and general internists: Characteristics and outcomes. J Hosp Med. 2016;11(4):245-250. doi:10.1002/jhm.2515.

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January 6, 2016
Sokol-Hessner L, White AA, Davis KF, et al. J Hosp Med. 2016;11(4):245-250.

Although interhospital transfers are considered risky, they are not well characterized. This analysis of inpatient records found that even after adjustment for illness severity and patient characteristics, transferred patients had a higher risk of death compared with patients admitted through the emergency department. This finding should prompt prospective study of transfers to elucidate and address safety vulnerabilities.

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Sokol-Hessner L, White AA, Davis KF, et al. Interhospital transfer patients discharged by academic hospitalists and general internists: Characteristics and outcomes. J Hosp Med. 2016;11(4):245-250. doi:10.1002/jhm.2515.