In this single center analysis of admission criteria for pneumonia, there was significant variability by ED physician. Rates varied from 38% to 79%, and was not dependent on illness severity, day of week, time of day. Although a single institution study, it highlights variability in admission criteria, likely prevalent in many medical centers (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.