Journal article

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Phone Based Care Coordination Pilot on Hospital Utilisation and Costs for Patients With Chest Pain

Peita Price, Ruth Vincent, Mark Tacey, Jane Gilchrist, Danny Liew, Leeanne Grigg, Lucio Naccarella

HEART LUNG AND CIRCULATION | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: A small percentage of the population represents a disproportionate number of attendances at emergency departments (ED). "Frequent presenters" to ED with chest pain do not always fit into established pathways for acute myocardial events. With accelerated "rule out" protocols, patients are often discharged from the ED after short lengths of stay. This research will evaluate the effectiveness of a phone based care-coordination pilot designed to meet the needs of patients attending ED with cardiac and non-cardiac chest pain. METHODS: A longitudinal, single-arm interventional study with retrospectively recruited control group. Ninety-five patients were enrolled as the intervention gro..

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