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Walk-ins seeking treatment at an emergency department or general practitioner out-of-hours service: a cross-sectional comparison

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, May 2011
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Title
Walk-ins seeking treatment at an emergency department or general practitioner out-of-hours service: a cross-sectional comparison
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BMC Health Services Research, May 2011
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-11-94
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Corinne Chmiel, Carola A Huber, Thomas Rosemann, Marco Zoller, Klaus Eichler, Patrick Sidler, Oliver Senn

Abstract

Emergency Departments (ED) in Switzerland are faced with increasing numbers of patients seeking non-urgent treatment. The high rate of walks-ins with conditions that may be treated in primary care has led to suggestions that those patients would best cared for in a community setting rather than in a hospital. Efficient reorganisation of emergency care tailored to patients needs requires information on the patient populations using the various emergency services currently available. The aim of this study is to evaluate the differences between the characteristics of walk-in patients seeking treatment at an ED and those of patients who use traditional out-of-hours GP (General Practitioner) services provided by a GP-Cooperative (GP-C).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Italy 1 1%
Unknown 77 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 18 23%
Researcher 17 22%
Student > Postgraduate 7 9%
Student > Bachelor 6 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 6 8%
Other 16 21%
Unknown 8 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 46 59%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 6%
Social Sciences 5 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 3%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 3%
Other 5 6%
Unknown 13 17%

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#2,903,728
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#1,494
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#72
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