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OBSERVATION UNITS CAN IMPROVE CARE BUT MAY BE COSTLY FOR PATIENTS

OBSERVATION UNITS CAN IMPROVE CARE BUT MAY BE COSTLY FOR PATIENTS

There’s a growing recognition by clinicians that some patients who arrive at the emergency department can benefit if they’re kept under observation for up to a day so that staff can run more tests and monitor their progress to see if their condition is improving or deteriorating.

Source: Kaiser Health News, February 12, 2013.

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