Failure to validate a predictive model for refusal of care to emergency-department patients.

@article{Birnbaum1994FailureTV,
  title={Failure to validate a predictive model for refusal of care to emergency-department patients.},
  author={Adrienne J Birnbaum and Joseph J Gallagher and M Utkewicz and Paul Gennis and William Carter},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={1 3},
  pages={213-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether previously developed triage criteria for refusal of care to patients presenting to an emergency department (ED) with nonurgent problems could be validated for an independent patient population. METHODS A convenience sample of 534 adults presenting to a municipal hospital ED between July 1, 1992, and October 15, 1992, who met preestablished criteria for refusal of care were entered into a prospective, observational, cohort study. The single target outcome… CONTINUE READING

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