• Low-Resource Emergency Department Visits for Children With Complex Chronic Conditions

    3 days ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Objective
    Reducing emergency department use in children with complex chronic conditions is a national health system priority. Emergency department visits with minimal clinical intervention may be the most avoidable. We assessed characteristics associated with experiencing such a low-resource ED visit among children with a CCC.
    Methods
    A retrospective study of 271,806 ED visits between 2014 and 2017 among patients with a CCC in the Pediatric Health Information System database was performed. The main outcome was a low-resource ED visit, where no medications, laboratory, procedures, or...
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