Frequent Utilization of the Emergency Department for Acute Heart Failure Syndrome: A Population-Based Study

@article{Hasegawa2014FrequentUO,
  title={Frequent Utilization of the Emergency Department for Acute Heart Failure Syndrome: A Population-Based Study},
  author={K. Hasegawa and Y. Tsugawa and C. Camargo and D. F. Brown},
  journal={Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes},
  year={2014},
  volume={7},
  pages={735–742}
}
  • K. Hasegawa, Y. Tsugawa, +1 author D. F. Brown
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
  • Background—Although most research on patients with acute heart failure syndrome (AHFS) has focused on readmissions, this may provide an incomplete picture of health-care utilization. We examined the proportion and characteristics of patients with frequent emergency department (ED) visits for AHFS and associated health-care utilization. Methods and Results—A retrospective cohort study of adults with at least 1 ED visit for AHFS between 2010 and 2011 was performed, derived from population-based… CONTINUE READING

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