To ED or Not to ED

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Abstract

Synopsis:

Elderly nursing home patients who were sent to an emergency department for evaluation were 2-4 times more likely than patients who remained at the nursing home to develop an acute respiratory or gastrointestinal infection within the next week.

Source:

Quach C, et al. Risk of infection following a visit to the emergency department: A cohort study. CMAJ 2012;184:E232-E239.

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