Predicting unscheduled return to the emergency department resulting in subsequent hospitalization: Informing strategies for prevention

Project Details

Hurried discharge from the emergency department (ED) increases the likelihood of adverse events including missed diagnosis and unexpected death. This is particularly the case when patients are sent home from the ED without adequate discharge planning.

This project aims to predict the risk for unscheduled re-presentation within 72 hours among patients discharged home from the ED and measure hospital resource utilisation among this cohort. It builds on an existing body of work being conducted in collaboration with the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA).


Gerdtz MF., Knott J., Tacey M.


Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA)


The University of Melbourne, MSHS Seed Funding ($12,500)

Research Group

Emergency and Critical Care Nursing

Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

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