Why Do Patients Choose The ED For Nonurgent Care?

December 2005
RN;Dec2005, Vol. 68 Issue 12, p27
Academic Journal
The article discusses research being done on patient selection of emergency departments for nonurgent medical care. It references a study by M. S. Howard, B. A. Davis et al., published in a 2005 issue of the Journal of Emergency Nursing. Some patients believed getting treated in the emergency department would take less time than it would in their primary care provider's office.


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