Accident and emergency abusers

Practitioner. 1989 May 8;233(1468):657-9.

Abstract

Inappropriate attendances at Accident and Emergency departments is a problem affecting all such services around the UK. Different approaches have been and are being tried. We report the results of a detailed study of this subject and discuss the main cause of the abuse of this facility.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Accidents*
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Emergencies*
  • Emergency Service, Hospital / statistics & numerical data*
  • England
  • Female
  • Health Services / trends*
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Health Services Misuse / statistics & numerical data
  • Health Services Misuse / trends*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Time Factors