Meridith Sonnett

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OBJECTIVES Describe the epidemiology of pediatric psychiatric-related visits to emergency departments participating in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. METHODS Retrospective analysis of emergency department presentations for psychiatric-related visits (International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, codes 290.0-314.90) for(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the patterns of referral and use of resources for patients with psychiatric-related visits presenting to pediatric emergency departments (EDs) in a pediatric research network. METHODS We conducted a retrospective chart review of a random sample of patients (approximately 10 charts per month per site) who presented with(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess changes over the past decade in parental reasons associated with nonurgent visits to pediatric emergency departments (PEDs) during regular primary care office hours. METHODS Secondary analysis of cross-sectional surveys of families of children younger than 3 years visiting a PED in a low-socioeconomic area in New York City conducted in(More)
OBJECTIVE Quality of care delivered to adult patients in the emergency department (ED) is often associated with demographic and clinical factors such as a patient's race/ethnicity and insurance status. We sought to determine whether the quality of care delivered to children in the ED was associated with a variety of patient-level factors. METHODS This was(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to understand the utilization of the pediatric emergency department (PED) of an academic hospital during regular primary care office hours during the 2009 H1N1 epidemic. Children with a usual source of care presenting for influenza-like illness (ILI) symptoms were compared with those presenting with other symptoms.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the consistency, reliability, and validity of an implicit review instrument that measures the quality of care provided to children in the emergency department (ED). DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING Medical records of randomly selected children from 12 EDs in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). STUDY DESIGN(More)
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