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This report analyzes the literature discussing emergency department discharge processes and highlights elements of high-quality discharges and risk factors for suboptimal discharges. The in-depth review summarizes interventions currently implemented to augment discharge procedures, care coordination, and the identification of patients more susceptible to poor discharge.
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