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A tool to identify potential primary care presentations in the emergency department

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Access to primary care has an impact on health outcomes and is a significant public health issue. Limited access to primary care has seen non-urgent presentations to hospital emergency departments continue to rise globally. A lack of a universal workable definition of what a primary care presentation is has impeded national and international estimations of the true burden. Our aim was to develop a standardised code frame to identify potential primary care patients in the emergency department to allow accurate data estimations to be made, and help inform future interventions.

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • H. Schutze, R. Rees, S. Asha & K. Eagar, "A tool to identify potential primary care presentations in the emergency department", European Journal of Public Health 30 Supplement 5 (2020) v222-v223.

Start Page


  • v222

End Page


  • v223

Volume


  • 30

Issue


  • Supplement 5

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Access to primary care has an impact on health outcomes and is a significant public health issue. Limited access to primary care has seen non-urgent presentations to hospital emergency departments continue to rise globally. A lack of a universal workable definition of what a primary care presentation is has impeded national and international estimations of the true burden. Our aim was to develop a standardised code frame to identify potential primary care patients in the emergency department to allow accurate data estimations to be made, and help inform future interventions.

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • H. Schutze, R. Rees, S. Asha & K. Eagar, "A tool to identify potential primary care presentations in the emergency department", European Journal of Public Health 30 Supplement 5 (2020) v222-v223.

Start Page


  • v222

End Page


  • v223

Volume


  • 30

Issue


  • Supplement 5

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom