Dr. Pines article on how ED admission decisions differ for a physician working in two different EDs published the American Journal of Emergency Medicine

February 7, 2017

Dr. Jesse Pines

The retrospective, cross-sectional study was conducted over two years (2012 − 3) in six EDs in three states. It included physicians that had ≥ 200 encounters per site in two different EDs. “Admissions” were ED encounters resulting in admission to the hospital or transfer to another hospital. It concluded that in this sample, some ED physicians made similar admission decisions in different settings while others increased or decreased their admission rates up to 25% when practicing in a different ED.