Bouncebacks: Much ado about nothing?

“Hey Doc, remember that patient you saw last night…?” That one phrase terrifies Emergency Room (ER) Physicians everywhere. There is such a strong negative connotation associated with “bounceback” visits to the ER. Historically, medicine has emphasized a culture of perfection, so a bounceback is often considered an significant failure, as it is unacceptable to miss a diagnosis. However, we’re entering a new era of medicine; we are seeing larger patient volumes, increased complexity …

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