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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...

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...