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Frequent use of the hospital emergency department is indicative of high use of other health care services.

Authors
  • Hansagi, H
  • Olsson, M
  • Sjöberg, S
  • Tomson, Y
  • Göransson, S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of Emergency Medicine
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2001
Volume
37
Issue
6
Pages
561–567
Identifiers
PMID: 11385324
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

High ED use patients are also high users of other health care services, presumably because they are sicker than average. A further indication of serious ill health is their higher than expected mortality. This knowledge might be helpful for care providers in their endeavors to find appropriate ways of meeting the needs of this vulnerable patient category.

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