Université de Neuchâtel

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...

Université de Neuchâtel

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...