"No other choice": reasons for emergency department utilization among urban adults with acute asthma.

@article{Lawson2014NoOC,
  title={"No other choice": reasons for emergency department utilization among urban adults with acute asthma.},
  author={Charlotte C Lawson and Kate Carroll and Rodalyn Gonzalez and Chantel Priolo and Andrea J. Apter and Karin V. Rhodes},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={1-8}
}
OBJECTIVES Asthma is considered "ambulatory care-sensitive," yet emergency department (ED) visits remain common. Few studies have examined how ED asthma patients choose their sites of urgent care. The authors explored reasons for asthma-related ED use among adults. METHODS From May to September 2012, semistructured qualitative interviews were conducted with a convenience sample of patients visiting a high-volume urban ED for asthma. A piloted interview guide was used; it had open-ended… CONTINUE READING