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The referral of patients from freestanding emergency centers to a hospital emergency department.
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PMID:  3740578     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This retrospective study is a review of patients referred from a network of eight freestanding emergency centers FECs to a hospital emergency department during January and February 1984. During that time, 17,387 patients were seen at the FECs. Sixty-three (0.36%) of these patients were referred to the base hospital, of which 28 (44%) were admitted and six (9.5%) were admitted to a critical care unit. Four of the six critical care admissions arrived by ambulance. One was unstable and required cardioversion in the ED. Of the patients discharged from the hospital 70% were satisfied with FEC and 97% with hospital treatment. Of admitted patients, 89% were satisfied with FEC and 100% were satisfied with hospital treatment. For a similar illness in the future, 23% of all patients would return to a FEC, 28% would go to a private practitioner, and 48% would go directly to a hospital.
L J Ling; I Gold
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of emergency medicine     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0196-0644     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1986 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-09-17     Completed Date:  1986-09-17     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8002646     Medline TA:  Ann Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  923-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Consumer Satisfaction
Emergency Medical Services*
Emergency Service, Hospital*
Follow-Up Studies
Intensive Care Units
Private Practice
Referral and Consultation*
Retrospective Studies
Statistics as Topic
Transportation of Patients

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