Self-referrals to the A&E department during out-of-hours: patients' motives and characteristics.

@article{Charante2008SelfreferralsTT,
  title={Self-referrals to the A&E department during out-of-hours: patients' motives and characteristics.},
  author={Eric P Moll van Charante and G Ter Riet and Patrick J. E. Bindels},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  year={2008},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={256-65}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine self-referrals' motives to visit the accident & emergency departments (AED) and to compare their characteristics to patients contacting the GP cooperative. METHODS Postal questionnaires were send to AED self-referrals and logistic regression analysis was used to contrast self-referrals to patients contacting the GP cooperative. RESULTS For a study population of 62,000, during 4 months, 5547 contacts were registered with the GP cooperative, along with 808 AED contacts… CONTINUE READING

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