Co-authors included Dr. Granovsky, Dr. Shesser, and Dr. Pines. The study examine adult emergency department (ED) admission rates for the top 15 most frequently admitted conditions, and assess the relative contribution in admission rate variation attributable to the provider and hospital. And found, for different conditions, there were different contributions to variation at the hospital- and provider-level. These findings deserve consideration when designing interventions to optimize admission decisions and in value-based payment programs.
Specifically the relative contribution of provider and ED-level factors to variation among the top 15 reasons for ED admission