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dc.contributor.authorWeng, Qing Yu
dc.contributor.authorRaff, Adam B
dc.contributor.authorCohen, Jeffrey
dc.contributor.authorGunasekera, Nicole Shani
dc.contributor.authorOkhovat, Jean-Phillip
dc.contributor.authorVedak, Priyanka
dc.contributor.authorJoyce, Cara
dc.contributor.authorKroshinsky, Daniela
dc.contributor.authorMostaghimi, Arash
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-21T18:06:26Z
dash.embargo.terms2017-11-03
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationWeng, Qing Yu, Adam B. Raff, Jeffrey M. Cohen, Nicole Gunasekera, Jean-Phillip Okhovat, Priyanka Vedak, Cara Joyce, Daniela Kroshinsky, and Arash Mostaghimi. 2017. “Costs and Consequences Associated With Misdiagnosed Lower Extremity Cellulitis.” JAMA Dermatology 153 (2) (February 1): 141. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.3816.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2168-6068en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:33785925
dc.description.abstractQuestion What is the national health care burden of misdiagnosed lower extremity cellulitis in patients admitted to the hospital from the emergency department? Findings In this cross-sectional study that included 259 patients, 30% were misdiagnosed with cellulitis, of which 85% did not require hospitalization and 92% received unnecessary antibiotics. Combining these findings with previously published data, cost estimates, and and projections indicate that cellulitis misdiagnosis leads to 50 000 to 130 000 unnecessary hospitalizations in the United States and $195 million to $515 million in avoidable health care spending annually. Meaning Misdiagnosis of lower extremity cellulitis is common and may lead to unnecessary patient morbidity and considerable health care spending.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Medical Association (AMA)en_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.3816en_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.titleCosts and Consequences Associated With Misdiagnosed Lower Extremity Cellulitisen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalJAMA Dermatologyen_US
dash.depositing.authorMostaghimi, Arash
dc.date.available2017-11-03T07:30:46Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.3816*
dash.identifier.orcid0000-0001-9258-9972en_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedKroshinsky, Daniela
dash.contributor.affiliatedGunasekera, Nicole
dash.contributor.affiliatedRaff, Adam
dash.contributor.affiliatedWeng, Qing Yu
dash.contributor.affiliatedVedak, Priyanka
dash.contributor.affiliatedOkhovat, Jean-Phillip
dash.contributor.affiliatedCohen, Jeffrey Marcus
dash.contributor.affiliatedMostaghimi, Arash
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0001-9258-9972


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