The most frequent ED patients carry insurance and a significant burden of disease.

@article{Miller2013TheMF,
  title={The most frequent ED patients carry insurance and a significant burden of disease.},
  author={Joseph B Miller and Emily Brauer and Hima Rao and Kevin J Wickenheiser and Sharmistha Dev and Ronald Omino and Stephanie A. Stokes-Buzzelli},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={16-9}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine factors that impact emergency department (ED) utilization among the most frequent ED users. METHODS This prospective observational study consisting of questionnaires was conducted in an urban ED with an annual census of 95000 patients. A convenience sample of the top 1% of adult frequent users (≥9 ED visits in the previous 12 months) was enrolled from February 2009 to March 2010. Patients were excluded because of intoxication… CONTINUE READING

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