Comparison of attendance and emergency admission patterns at accident and emergency departments in and out of London.
To compare the sociodemographic characteristics, diagnoses, and mode of referral of people and emergency admissions between an accident and emergency department in inner London and one in a town outside London.
Design-Standardised questionnaire completed prospectively over two weeks by fieldworkers in each accident and emergency department.
Setting-Accident and emergency departments in an inner London teaching hospital and an associated teaching hospital outside London.
Subjects-3039 adults newly attending the departments, 1476 in inner London and 1563 outside London.
Main outcome measures-Sociodemographic characteristics, diagnosis, mode of referral, and whether the patient was admitted.
Mots-clés Pascal : Organisation santé, Exploration, Homme, Etude comparative, Admission hopital, Urgence, Accident, Soin, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Hôpital
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Public health organization, Exploration, Human, Comparative study, Hospital admission, Emergency, Accident, Care, England, Great britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Hospital
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0507210
Code Inist : 002B30A04D. Création : 199406.