To assess factors related to emergency department use in the Ontario population.
Population-based, cross-sectional study weighted to represent the entire noninstitutionalized population of the province.
The 1990 Ontario Health Survey population sample of 60,972 individuals.
Responses were given to survey questions on whether the ED had been visited in the past 12 months and, if so, how many times.
Overall, 21.1% of all Ontario residents had had at least one visit to the ED in the preceding 12 months.
Of these residents, 30.1% reported having two or more visits.
Factors associated with increased ED use were described and tested with univariate and multivariate analysis, comparing the usage rates of ED users with those of nonusers and those of repeat users with those of one-time users.
Mots-clés Pascal : Service hospitalier, Urgence, Activité, Consultation hospitalière, Motivation, Etude statistique, Epidémiologie, Homme, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital ward, Emergency, Activity, Hospital consultation, Motivation, Statistical study, Epidemiology, Human, Canada, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0052910
Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 09/06/1995.