Characteristics and predictors of mortality among frequent users of the emergency department

TitreCharacteristics and predictors of mortality among frequent users of the emergency department
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsGriffin, JL, Engelberger, MY, Velonaki, VS, Baggio, S, Iglesias, K, Moschetti, K, Ruggeri, O, Burnand, B, Wasserfallen, JB, Vu, F, Ansermet, C, Hugli, O, Daeppen, JB, Bodenmann, P
Conference NameJournal of General Internal Medicine
Date Published2016/01/01
Other Numbersserval:BIB_D28A6B7F8A08
Abstract

BACKGROUND: Emergency department (ED) frequent users account for a disproportionately high number of ED visits. Frequent users are a highly vulnerable subset of ED users, with a significant burden of chronic medical diseases, psychiatric conditions and substance use disorders. Frequent users have an elevated mortality risk compared to the general population and non-frequent users of the ED. However, little is known about risk factors for mortality among frequent users. Our aim was thus to characterize frequent users who died during a randomized trial and to determine predictors of mortality among frequent ED users.

DOI10.1097/MEJ.0000000000000425
Citation Key / SERVAL IDRN34

                         

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