Hospital type, region significant predictors for observation time following anaphylaxis

Most EDs do not have specific guidelines for observation time following anaphylaxis, and the average duration depends largely on comorbidities and the type of hospital, according to a survey study.
“Although experts have varying recommendations, such as general observation times of up to 6 to 8 hours and considering discharging patients after 1 hour of observation if there are no severe symptoms and no repeat doses of epinephrine, there are no evidence-based guidelines for appropriate observation times,” Timothy Nguyen, DO, internal medicine resident at the University of Kansas

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