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Associations between perceived discrimination and health status among frequent Emergency Department users

Baggio, Stéphanie ; Iglesias, Katia ; Hugli, Olivier ; Burnand, Bernard, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (IUMSP), Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland ; Ruggeri, Ornella ; Wasserfallen, Jean-Blaise ; Moschetti, Karine ; Staeger, Philippe ; Alary, Séverine ; Canepa Allen, Marina ; Daeppen, Jean-Bernard ; Bodenmann, Patrick

In: European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2015, p. 1-6

Objective : Frequent Emergency Department (ED) users are vulnerable individuals and discrimination is usually associated with increased vulnerability. The aim of this study was to investigate frequent ED users' perceptions of discrimination and to test whether they were associated with increased vulnerability. Methods : In total, 250 adult frequent ED users were interviewed...

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Characterizing the vulnerability of frequent emergency department users by applying a conceptual framework: a controlled, cross-sectional study

Bodenmann, Patrick ; Baggio, Stéphanie ; Iglesias, Katia ; Althaus, Fabrice ; Velonaki, Venetia-Sofia ; Stucki, Stephanie ; Ansermet, Corine ; Paroz, Sophie ; Trueb, Lionel ; Hugli, Olivier ; Griffin, Judith L.

In: BMC Emergency Medicine, 2015, vol. 14, no. 146, p. 1-10

Background Frequent emergency department (ED) users meet several of the criteria of vulnerability, but this needs to be further examined taking into consideration all vulnerability’s different dimensions. This study aimed to characterize frequent ED users and to define risk factors of frequent ED use within a universal health care coverage system, applying a conceptual framework of...

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Screening of mental health and substance users in frequent users of a general Swiss emergency department

Vu, Francis ; Daeppen, Jean-Bernard ; Hugli, Olivier ; Iglesias, Katia ; Stucki, Stephanie ; Paroz, Sophie ; Canepa Allen, Marina ; Bodenmann, Patrick

In: BMC Emergency Medicine, 2015, vol. 15, no. 27, p. 1-9

Background The objectives of this study were to determine the proportions of psychiatric and substance use disorders suffered by emergency departments’ (EDs’) frequent users compared to the mainstream ED population, to evaluate how effectively these disorders were diagnosed in both groups of patients by ED physicians, and to determine if these disorders were predictive of a...

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Case management for frequent users of the emergency department: study protocol of a randomised controlled trial

Bodenmann, Patrick ; Velonaki, Venetia-Sofia ; Ruggeri, Ornella ; Hugli, Olivier ; Burnand, Bernard ; Wasserfallen, Jean-Blaise ; Moschetti, Karine ; Iglesias, Katia ; Baggio, Stéphanie ; Daeppen, Jean-Bernard

In: BMC Health Services Research, 2014, vol. 14, no. 264, p. 1-11

Background We devised a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of an intervention based on case management care for frequent emergency department users. The aim of the intervention is to reduce such patients’ emergency department use, to improve their quality of life, and to reduce costs consequent on frequent use. The intervention consists of a...