b'The Care Gap begins when a patient leaves the hospital and ends when the patient either gets better or fully engages in meaningful follow-up care.Post-Acute Admissions and Repeat ED Visits: Care in the GapSCP conducted analyses of more than 1,000,000 patient encounters during the 2019 calendar year, reviewing patients discharged from approximately 300 emergency departments. We assessed patients with high-focus clinical conditions for 30 days after an initial emergency department visit. Subsequent hospitalizations and ED re-visits were identified, including the frequency and timing of those events. (Hospitalizations and repeat ED visits are a common focus due to the relatively high cost, and because some are avoidable during the post-acute period). As with other examples discussed in this paper, the EDs access to this kind of data makes it uniquely positioned to address issues that are identified. Figure A: MODERATELY COMPLEX CONDITIONS DISCHARGED HOME= % of Post-Acute ED Visits = % of Post-Acute Hospitalizations18%16% 50% ofhospitalizationsPERCENT OF ALL RETURN VISITS WITHIN 30 DAYS OF DISCHARGE FROM THE ED14% happen within7.5 days 50% of repeat ED visits 12% happen within 10 days10%8%6%4%2%1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30DAYS AFTER DISCHARGED HOMEThe results are significant. For patients that had a subsequent hospitalization, 50% occurred in the first 7.5 days after an ED visit. For patients that had a subsequent ED visit, 50% of those occurred in the first 10 days after an ED visit.The data shows that for key clinical conditions there is, in essence, a 710-day window of high risk for patients who were subsequently hospitalized or returned to the ED. As we know from clinical and practical experience, this is the very time frame where patients are not yet fully improved, and need to get their prescription filled, take medications differently, follow their new care plan, and obtain a follow-up appointment. This is the very time where patients are most vulnerableand 50% of those repeat events occur in this window. Together, we healTogether, we heal 9Together, we heal SCP HEALTHIFROM INSIGHTS TO INTERVENTIONS'