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Space and time clustering of adolescents' emergency department use and post-visit physician care for mood disorders in Alberta, Canada: A population-based 9-year retrospective study.

Authors
  • Rosychuk, Rhonda J
  • Newton, Amanda S
  • Niu, Xiaoqing
  • Urichuk, Liana
Type
Published Article
Journal
Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de santé publique
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2015
Volume
106
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.17269/rcsp.106.4683
PMID: 25955664
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

The potential clusters identified may represent geographic areas with higher disease severity or more acute care sought because of less availability of other services. The clusters are not all likely to have occurred by chance and further investigations and discussions with local health care policy makers about reducing the number of ED visits for mood disorders and increasing physician follow-up after the ED visit is an important next step.

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