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Rebecca Britt, Pamela Davis, Anjali Gresens, Leonard Weireter, T J Novosel, Jay Collins, L D Britt
Tertiary hospitals are increasingly called on by smaller hospitals and free-standing emergency rooms (ERs) to provide surgical care for complex patients. This study assesses patients transferred to an acute care surgery service. The ER and transfer center logs, as well as billing data, were reviewed for 12 months for all cases evaluated by acute care surgery. The charts were reviewed for demographics, comorbidities, and outcomes. A total of 111 transferred patients with complete data were identified, with 59 transferred from another hospital and 52 from a free-standing ER...
December 1, 2017: American Surgeon
Veronica Tucci, Syed Moiz Ahmed, David Hoyer, Nidal Moukaddam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
Deena R Zimmerman
BACKGROUND: Intermittent treatment of acute lower acuity situations has come to be defined as urgent rather than emergent care. The location of urgent care delivery has been shifting from exclusively hospital or office settings to other community locales. AIMS: To review the concept of urgent care and the new models of health care delivery in the niche between hospitals and primary care. To highlight the roles of urgent care in Israel and compare these roles with those in other countries...
2013: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
Jean DerGurahian
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 23, 2009: Modern Healthcare
Erik S Glassman, David W Ross
A transport request was received from a free-standing emergency facility to transport a morbidly obese man with a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Weather conditions at the time prohibited rotor-wing transfer, so ground transport was arranged. The patient was a 58-year-old man being worked up for a possible back injury. During the evaluation, the patient had an episode of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) with associated hemodynamic instability. Although the SVT corrected without intervention, the patient remained hemodynamically unstable...
March 2009: Air Medical Journal
T J Marrie, J Q Huang
OBJECTIVE: To determine the factors that allow patients with community-acquired pneumonia who are at high risk of mortality (risk classes IV and V) to be treated at home. DESIGN: A prospective, observational study. SETTING: Six hospitals and one free-standing emergency room in Edmonton, Alberta. PARTICIPANTS: The present study included 2354 patients in risk classes IV and V who had a diagnosis of pneumonia made by an emergency room physician or an internist...
May 2007: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
L Calligaro, C N Goodrich
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 28, 1986: Health Law Vigil
D Gregory, D Klegon, B Steinhauer
This analysis of the overall market position of free-standing emergency care was based on a telephone survey of 300 randomly chosen households in a southeastern metropolitan area. Results show that consumer preferences for cost and convenience create a strong market for free-standing emergency facilities. Emergicare centers are in an ideal situation to capture the market for acute and minor emergency care. To be worthwhile, the emergency room in a more comprehensive ambulatory care facility should serve as a feeder of new patients and be profitable in its own right...
July 1984: Hospital & Health Services Administration
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January 1984: Clinical Engineering Information Service
J R Hedges
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1980: Emergency Department News: EDN
A M Szalanski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1978: MPS. Medical Products Salesman
J Fitzgerald, D A Freund, B Hughett, G J McHugh
The documented growing morbidity, mortality, and disability from asthma indicate a failure in effective delivery of appropriate care. This article reviews how different components of organizational technology in hospitals, free-standing emergency centers, physician practices, prepaid groups, and schools may be linked to asthma care and asthma outcomes. A framework to address how practice patterns, risk factors, and outcomes relate to organizational characteristics, such as time orientation, uncertainty, available technology, standardization of work, specialization of work, coordination, and control strategies, is presented...
March 1993: Medical Care
B A Flashner, R L van der Horst
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1981: Annals of Emergency Medicine
A S Kaplan, W Larson, R J Fitzsimmons, H Robinson, M A Lessler
When a free-standing emergency clinic (FEC) unexpectedly opened in Montgomery County, Maryland, the local emergency medical services council thought the FEC's operational plan was in conflict with the community concept of emergency medical services (EMS). Because there were no agreed upon factual guidelines with which to judge the FEC, the council established a task force to study the problem and to develop standards and guidelines. This article is based on that report. We recommend that if a facility physically separate from a hospital uses the words "emergency" in offering medical services, it means at least 24 hours of operation with standards at least equal to those offered by the local EMS system...
June 1981: Annals of Emergency Medicine
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September 1983: IMJ. Illinois Medical Journal
R M Yunker, M K Levine, A W Sajid
To determine whether the patients of free-standing emergency centers are similar to the patients seen by family physicians, the age, sex, time of visit, diagnoses, laboratory work, and charges for 1,062 patients from two free-standing emergency centers were compared with available data on the patients seen by a national sample of family physicians. Patients from the emergency centers were predominantly in the 20- to 44-year age range (73.8 percent), were male (56.5 percent), and sought trauma-related treatment or medical examinations (51...
July 1985: Journal of Family Practice
R Yunker, M Levine, A Sajid
We studied the pediatric patient population of two free-standing emergency clinics (FECs) through an audit of medical records for 20 days randomly selected throughout 1983. We recorded the age, sex, number of visits, patient diagnoses, laboratory work, and charges. This information was compared with earlier national studies of physician practice. Of the 1062 visits audited, 27.6 percent were by patients 21 years of age or younger. This number is comparable to the percentage of office visits made to a national sample of general and family practitioners but well below the same figure for pediatricians...
April 1985: Clinical Pediatrics
S A Chesteen, S E Warren, F R Woolley
Because of the increasing popularity of free-standing emergency care centers as a source of primary care services, this cross-sectional study was conducted to compare four of them with two family practice centers that provided extended hours. A total of 2,339 patient encounters were examined with data obtained from both physicians and patients. The factors that were found to be a basis for discrimination between the two types of practice were the cost of care and the patient's satisfaction with convenience and personal attention from the physicians...
October 1986: Journal of Family Practice
R J Updaw
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
1987: Topics in Health Care Financing
R Yunker, M Levine, A Sajid
We studied the nature of the visits of patients aged 11-20 years to three free-standing emergency centers (FECs) and compared the mean to the national studies of visits by this age group to pediatricians and family/general physicians. Differences in sex distribution, diagnostic procedures, and diagnostic categories of the FECs emerged. Our results suggest that adolescents seek FEC care for reasons different than those prompting visits to the traditional physician's office.
July 1988: Journal of Adolescent Health Care: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
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