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Increased emergency department use by adolescents and young adults with eating disorders.
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PMID:  23044650     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: This study describes patterns of emergency department (ED) utilization by patients who screen positive for eating disorders. METHOD: ED patients aged 14-20 years (n = 1,920) completed a computerized questionnaire. The analyses compared the rates of ED use between patients who screened positive for an eating disorder and those who did not and examined the reasons for ED use amongst patients with eating disorders. RESULTS: ED patients who screened positive for eating disorders were significantly more likely to have previously visited the ED and, on average, utilized the ED at a rate 1.6 times higher than patients who screen negative for eating disorders. The most common chief complaints among patients who screen positive for eating disorders were abdominal pain and other gastrointestinal-related problems. DISCUSSION: Patients with eating disorders utilize the ED more frequently than those without and commonly present for complaints seemingly unrelated to their eating disorder. © 2012 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2012).
Suzanne Dooley-Hash; Sarah K Lipson; Maureen A Walton; Rebecca M Cunningham
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of eating disorders     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1098-108X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Eat Disord     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8111226     Medline TA:  Int J Eat Disord     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan; The Center for Eating Disorders, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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