To assess the feasibility of coordinating home care services from an inner-city emergency department.
In a preintervention survey, the home care needs of 650 consecutive patients being discharged from the ED were evaluated.
A nurse-coordinator who arranged and managed rapidly deployed home care services then was assigned to the ED for eight months.
Patients were referred, and home care services were provided regardless of insurance status.
Teaching hospital serving a large indigent population.
Adult patients about to be discharged home from the ED.
Forty-five of 650 (7%) surveyed patients were not receiving home care services for which they were eligible.
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin, A domicile, Coordination, Service hospitalier, Urgence, Sortie hôpital, Organisation hospitalière, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Continuité soin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Care, At home, Coordination, Hospital ward, Emergency, Hospital discharge, Hospital organization, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0463134
Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 199406.