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  1. Emergency department patients who leave without seeing a physician : the Toronto hospital experience.

    Article - En anglais

    Study objectives 

    To determine why emergency department patients leave without being seen by a physician and whether they receive alternate medical care.


    A prospective, cross-sectional study of patients who left without being seen.

    Charts were reviewed for population demographics, presenting complaints, and clinical acuity rating.

    Follow-up was achieved within 6 weeks through mailed surveV questionnaires and telephone interviews.


    Two inner-city EDs of the Toronto Hospital, a quaternary care facility.


    All 423 patients who registered for care and left without being seen during a 16-week period from January to May 1991.


    Of 23,933 registered patients, 423 (1.4%) left without being seen.

    Follow-up was achieved on 39% of patients (165 of 423).

    Mots-clés Pascal : Service hospitalier, Urgence, Consultation hospitalière, Médecin, Enquête, Homme, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital ward, Emergency, Hospital consultation, Physician, Inquiry, Human, Canada, North America, America

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0052909

    Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 09/06/1995.