Why go to the Emergency Room? A Patient Decision Making Process

@inproceedings{Hanson2014WhyGT,
  title={Why go to the Emergency Room? A Patient Decision Making Process},
  author={William R. Hanson and Jeffrey R. Moore and Chandler Whitesides and Madison Foxx and Joshua Hickman and Manny Ramirez and Evan M. Jordan},
  year={2014}
}
The purpose of this case study is to understand what influences patient decisions to go to the emergency room. This case study is discovery oriented, listening to patient perspectives and providing a model for health care providers and policy makers to discuss. The research setting is a regional hospital in the southeast, with a sample of 20 patients meeting pre-set criteria.  Using qualitative methods, we code our data using well-tested methods of Strauss and Corbin. Our findings reveal four… CONTINUE READING

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