Nearly two-thirds of low-risk pulmonary embolism patients are hospitalized after ED visit: Study

An analysis of more than 1.6 million emergency department (ED) visits for acute pulmonary embolism (PE) has found that nearly two-thirds of ED visits still resulted in hospitalization for low-risk patients. This trend remained stable between 2012 and 2020, despite research indicating the safety of outpatient management. The analysis is published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

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