Who Should Be Admitted? Who Can Be Discharged? What Should Be Included in the Discharge Planning?
Disposition for patients with abdominal pain can be a high-risk decision. For some diagnoses, scoring systems and clinical guidelines provide guidance by assessing a patient’s illness severity and predicting prognosis. These can guide clinicians toward admission or discharge. For those who are stable for outpatient management, discharge instructions should contain disease-specific return precautions when possible.
KeywordsAbdominal pain Disposition Discharge Clinical scoring systems Discharge instructions
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