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={Kohei Hasegawa and Yusuke Tsugawa and Carlos Arturo Camargo and David F M Brown},
  journal={Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes},
  year={2014},
  volume={7 5},
  pages={735-42}
}
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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