An ED paradox: patients who arrive by ambulance and then leave without consulting an ED provider

Doupe, M.B. et al. (2017) Emergency Medicine Journal. 34:151-156.

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Background: Scientists have called for strategies to identify ED patients with unmet needs. We identify the unique profile of ED patients who arrive by ambulance and subsequently leave without consulting a provider (ie, a paradoxical visit, PV).

Conclusions: PV patients have needs that do not align with the acute model of ED care. These patients may benefit from a more integrated care approach likely involving allied health professionals.

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