Emergency Department High Utilizers among Family Medicine Patients

Background: Increases in emergency department (ED) use are contributing to inefficient health care spending and becoming a public health concern. Previous studies have identified characteristics of ED high utilizers aimed at designing interventions to improve efficiency. We aim to expand on these findings in a family medicine outpatient population. Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis on a population of ED high utilizers, defined as those who had been to the ED 6 or more times in 1 year, including medical and demographic characteristics from 2015 to 2017. Results: Compared with our source population, ED high utilizers were most commonly female, African American, or single and insured by Medicare or Medicaid. They did not have a chronic pain or substance use diagnosis, but more than half had a psychiatric condition. The only demographic characteristic that changed over time was home location from 2015 to 2017 (P
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research

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