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  1. Sociodemographic determinants in the hospitalization decision : evaluation of an emergency department interhospital transfer policy.

    Article - En anglais

    Study objectives

    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.

    Type of participants

    Patients transferred to other hospitals for admission.



    Measurements and main results

    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.