Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Frequent use of emergency department
by Maniar, Rushika, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 45; 1504503
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to determine the usage of Emergency Department (ED) by certain types of people and people with certain characteristics and their correlation to the frequency of the use of ED based on how many times people visit the ED. The approach or the method for this study was analysis of the existing datasets obtained from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS), 2010 Emergency department Patient Record. The software used to study the statistics of the datasets was Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 18.0. The aim of the study was to determine the association between the age, gender, race/ethnicity, insurance type, residence type and the number of visits people make to an emergency department to understand the implications of the high frequency use of the emergency department. The results of the statistical tests suggest no association between the age, gender and the number of past visits of the patients. The findings were that there is a relationship between the race/ethnicity, insurance type, the residence type and the number of previous visits by the patients. Limitations, implications, possible prospective research and recommendations were further suggested in this study.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reynolds, Grace
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Health sciences, Health care management
Publication Number: 1504503
ISBN: 978-1-124-99445-1
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