Emergency Medicine: Open Access

Emergency Medicine: Open Access
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ISSN: 2165-7548

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Fatima Leal-Seabra

  • Mini Review
    Continuity of Care in Emergency Department and Elderly
    Author(s): Gonçalo S, Fatima Leal-Seabra, Rafaela V and Agripino OGonçalo S, Fatima Leal-Seabra, Rafaela V and Agripino O

    Background: Numerous studies have suggested that better continuity of care (COC) can lead to fewer emergency department (ED) visits. The loss of information is a constant demand for unnecessary services. This study aimed to determine the patterns of informational COC in ED utilization and increased health care utilization may be apparent in a health care system that lacks a referral system. Materials and methods: In a study conducted in November 2015 were evaluated episodes of ED, setting as lack of continuity of care episodes with discharged to home. The variables analyzed were: sex, age, the color of Manchester Triage (MTS), COC, diagnosis by ICD9, destination, and readmission. We used descriptive statistics and chi-square were used for a p-value <0.05. Results: The number of older episodes was 34% (2729/8037). The most common profile was women with 54 years old, which diagnosis .. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2165-7548.1000341

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