Site of Treatment for Non-Urgent Conditions by Medicare Beneficiaries: Is There a Role for Urgent Care Centers?
作者: Gregory S. CorwinDevin M. ParkerJeremiah R. Brown
作者单位: 1The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, Lebanon, NH
2VA National Center for Patient Safety Field Office, White River Junction, VT
3Department of Medicine and of Community and Family Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, Lebanon, NH
刊名: The American Journal of Medicine, 2016, Vol.129 (9), pp.966-973
来源数据库: Elsevier Journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2016.03.013
关键词: Emergency departmentMedicare beneficiariesNon-urgent careUrgent care center
英文摘要: Abstract(#br)Background(#br)There is limited information on where and how often Medicare beneficiaries seek care for non-urgent conditions when a physician office visit is not available. Emergency departments are often an alternative site of care, and urgent care centers have now also emerged to fill this need. The purpose of the study was to characterize the site of care for Medicare beneficiaries with non-urgent conditions; the relationship between physician office, urgent care center, and emergency department utilization; and specifically the role of urgent care centers.(#br)Methods(#br)The study is a retrospective, cross-sectional study of fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries for fiscal year 2012. The main outcome was rate and geographic variation of urgent care center, emergency...
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影响因子:4.768 (2012)

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