Frequent attenders at emergency departments: research regarding the utility of management plans fails to take into account the natural attrition of attendance.

AIM To compare, over a 4-year period, a cohort of adult frequent attenders at Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department (Christchurch, New Zealand) who received case management with a cohort who did not. METHOD A descriptive prospective cohort study of patients who attended ED 10 or more times during the index period of 1 Nov 2000-31 Oct 2001 was carried… CONTINUE READING