Predictors and outcomes of frequent emergency department users.

  title={Predictors and outcomes of frequent emergency department users.},
  author={Benjamin Chih-An Sun and Helen R. Burstin and Troyen A. Brennan},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  volume={10 4},
OBJECTIVE To identify predictors and outcomes associated with frequent emergency department (ED) users. METHODS Cross-sectional intake surveys, medical chart reviews, and telephone follow-up interviews of patients presenting with selected chief complaints were performed at five urban EDs during a one-month study period in 1995. Frequent use was defined by four or more self-reported, prior ED visits. Multivariate logistic regression identified predictors of frequent ED visitors from five… CONTINUE READING
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