Characteristics of frequent pediatric emergency department users.

@article{Yamamoto1995CharacteristicsOF,
  title={Characteristics of frequent pediatric emergency department users.},
  author={Loren G. Yamamoto and Kim Zimmerman and R J Butts and Carlos Anaya and Pauline E. Lee and Nicholas C. Miller and Lance Shirai and T T Tanaka and Yuet Kin Leung},
  journal={Pediatric emergency care},
  year={1995},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={340-6}
}
The purpose of this study was to examine the medical and demographic characteristics of patients who frequently seek emergency care at a pediatric emergency department (ED). Registration information of ED visits during the study period from 11/1/87 to 5/31/92 (4.6 years) was stored in a data base. Patients with 10 or more ED visits during this study period were considered to be "frequent" ED users. Outpatient and inpatient medical records of these patients were manually reviewed. Demographics… CONTINUE READING

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