How did the COVID-19 Pandemic Affect Inappropriate Adult Emergency Department Attendances?: A Prospective Cross-Sectional Study


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Simsek P., İLHAN E., BÜLBÜL Ö., ÜÇÜNCÜ E., TOPBAŞ M., GÜNDÜZ A.

HASEKI TIP BULTENI-MEDICAL BULLETIN OF HASEKI, vol.59, no.2, pp.96-102, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/haseki.galenos.2021.6601
  • Journal Name: HASEKI TIP BULTENI-MEDICAL BULLETIN OF HASEKI
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.96-102
  • Keywords: Emergency department, COVID-19, inappropriate use, pandemic, UNITED-STATES, VISITS, EXPERIENCE, TRIAGE, IMPACT, CARE

Abstract

Aim: During the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the strict limitations imposed on access to many healthcare institutions may effect emergency department (ED) attendances with regards to appropriateness. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the urgency level of ED attendances and the frequency of inappropriate use (IU) during the COVID-19 pandemic.