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Fig. 3

From: Potentially avoidable Inter-Facility transfer from Veterans Health Administration emergency departments: A cohort study

Fig. 3

Map of ED-based VHA-to-VHA inter-facility transfers, 2012–2014. Each dot on the map indicates a single VHA hospital with an emergency department (ED). Lines between these hospitals indicate transfers between facilities, with the thickness of the line represents the number of transfers. For some pairs of hospitals, the number of transfers are bidirectional, in which case the number of transfers in each direction are added together to represent the total transfer volume. Lines are not drawn between hospitals that have fewer than 100 VHA-to-VHA transfers over the study period. The proportion of transfers within each Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) that qualify as potentially avoidable transfers (PAT) is represented by grayscale shading (see legend). Note that non-VHA transfers are not included on this figure. The authors would like to acknowledge Morgan Swanson, BS for her assistance with preparation of this figure

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