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dc.contributor.authorCrilly, J
dc.contributor.authorBost, N
dc.contributor.authorGleeson, H
dc.contributor.authorTimms, J
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:13:10Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:13:10Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-06-26T03:42:57Z
dc.identifier.issn1931-4485
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/51963
dc.description.abstractThis study aimed to describe characteristics, outcomes, and post-emergency department (ED) departure medical requirements of patients who did not wait (DNW) or left against medical advice (LAMA) after presenting to an Australian hospital ED over a 6-month period. This was a prospective cohort follow-up study. Children and adults were compared in terms of ED characteristics and outcomes. Of the 32,333 patient presentations, 3,293 (10.2%) were recorded as DNW and 470 (1.5%) as LAMA. Of the DNW/LAMA presentations, 1,303 (34.6%) received a telephone call. One in four of the DNW/LAMA patients were children (<16 years). Most (87%) waited longer than the recommended time before leaving the ED, the majority (56%) sought care elsewhere, and some (n = 174, 13%) re-presented to the ED within 7 days; 20 of those required hospital admission. Strategies addressing front-end ED systems are required to mitigate the proportion of patients who DNW/LAMA.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.publisher.urihttp://journals.lww.com/aenjournal/Abstract/2012/11000/Patients_Who_Presented_to_an_Australian_Emergency.11.aspx
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom357
dc.relation.ispartofpageto368
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAdvanced Emergency Nursing Journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume34
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth and Community Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111708
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111799
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.titlePatients Who Presented to an Australian Emergency Department and Did Not Wait or Left Against Medical Advice: A Prospective Cohort Follow-Up Study
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorCrilly, Julia
gro.griffith.authorBost, Nerolie F.


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