Observation Medicine Section

Observation Medicine Section

If crowding and boarding are issues you are faced with in your ED, you will want to join this section. Observation medicine, founded by emergency physicians, is one way of addressing patient flow.

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January 23, 2024

Observation Coding and Reimbursement Updates for 2024

It is hard to believe that we’ve lived with the 2023 CPT revisions for ED and observation codes for nearly a year. Emergency medicine in general has harnessed our usual resilience in the face of inevi...

January 23, 2024

Emergency Department Observation Unit Utilization Trends From 2006 to 2019

Emergency department observation units (EDOUs) help hospitals safely and efficiently manage patients.

January 23, 2024

Literature Spotlight

Berger D, King S, Caldwell C, et al. Returns after discharge from the emergency department observation unit: who, what, when, and why? West J Emerg Med. 2023 May 3;24(3):390-395.

Sample Protocols

ACEP's Section of Observation Medicine members have submitted protocols used in their institutions.

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Observation Medicine Section members may send an email to all members of this section via our online engagED community.

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