- •A modest delay in time to operation does not increase disease severity in acute appendicitis.
- •QI initiatives are likely more effective than expediting urgency at decreasing hospital resource utilization.
- •Institutions are recommended to focus on standardization of workflow and same day discharge for nonperforated appendicitis.
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Abbreviations:CT (computed tomography), ED (emergency department), MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), OR (operating room), QI (quality improvement), IV (intravenous), LOS (length of stay)
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