To evaluate an emergency department's « treat and transfer » policy during a two-month period of reduced inpatient capacity by determining the number and characteristics of transferred patients not admitted as planned to the receiving hospital.
Matched case-control analysis.
Public hospital adult ED.
Patients transferred to other hospitals for admission.
Twelve percent of patients (16 of 135) were not admitted after transfer during the first month, and 8% during the two-month period.
Only IV drug use was found to be significantly associated with an increased risk of discharge without admission (odds ratio=9.5, 95% confidence interval, 1.9 to 47.8).
Mots-clés Pascal : Sans domicile fixe, Trouble psychiatrique, Toxicomanie, Statut social, Race, Homme, Transfert, Admission hopital, Critère décision, Refus, Aspect social, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : No fixed abode, Mental disorder, Drug addiction, Social status, Race, Human, Transfer, Hospital admission, Decision criterion, Denial, Social aspect, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0480492
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.