Making choices: why parents present to the emergency department for non-urgent care.

@article{Williams2009MakingCW,
  title={Making choices: why parents present to the emergency department for non-urgent care.},
  author={Andrew N. Williams and Peter O'rourke and Shay Keogh},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={2009},
  volume={94 10},
  pages={817-20}
}
OBJECTIVES This study aims to provide a better understanding of the motivations and actions of parents of children with non-urgent injury or illness who attend the emergency department at a tertiary paediatric hospital seeking care. DESIGN A prospective questionnaire-based survey of 355 parents aimed to ascertain information about parent care-giving and care-seeking behaviours prior to presentation at the emergency department with their child. RESULTS A total of 355 parents were surveyed… CONTINUE READING

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