Emergency Department Discharge Outcome and Psychiatric Consultation in North African Patients

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Osnat KeidarDavid Srivastava

Abstract

Studies in Europe have found that immigrants, compared to the local population, are more likely to seek out medical care in Emergency Departments (EDs). In addition, studies show that immigrants utilize medical services provided by EDs for less acute issues. Despite these observed differences, little is known about the characteristics of ED use by North African (NA) immigrants. The main objective of this study was to examine whether there were differences in ED discharge outcomes and psychiatric referrals between NA immigrants and Swiss nationals. A retrospective analysis was conducted using patient records from NA and Swiss adults who were admitted to the ED of the University Hospital in Bern (Switzerland) from 2013⁻2016. Measures included demographic information as well as data on types of admission. Outcome variables included discharge type and psychiatric referral. A total of 77,619 patients generated 116,859 consultations to the ED, of which 1.1 per cent (n = 1338) were consultations by NA patients. Compared to Swiss national patients, NA patients were younger, with a median age of 38.0 (IQR 28⁻51 years vs. 52.0 (IQR 32⁻52) for Swiss and predominantly male (74.4% vs. 55.6% in the Swiss). NA patient admission type was more ...Continue Reading

References

Aug 26, 1998·Medical Care·L A PetersenT A Brennan
Aug 22, 2003·Journal of Internal Medicine·M GaddP Wändell
Mar 11, 2004·Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica·D Bhugra
Jan 30, 2007·European Journal of Public Health·Marie NorredamAllan Krasnik
Apr 5, 2008·Patient Education and Counseling·Gary L Kreps, Lisa Sparks
Nov 4, 2010·The European Journal of General Practice·Ursula G Småland Goth, John E Berg
Jan 20, 2011·Deutsches Ärzteblatt International·Michael ChristElke Platz
Jan 1, 2006·Psychotherapy·Derek Griner, Timothy B Smith
Nov 3, 2012·Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health·Dawit Shawel AbebeKarin Harsløf Hjelde
Mar 1, 2013·Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health·Wassim TarrafHector M González
Aug 12, 2014·European Journal of Public Health·Meriem KhyattiKari Hemminki
Jan 1, 2012·World Journal of Emergency Medicine·Ibrahim Mahmoud, Xiang-Yu Hou
Nov 21, 2015·Risk Management and Healthcare Policy·Karen HackerLeah Zallman
Jul 13, 2016·Journal of General Internal Medicine·Patrick BodenmannJean-Bernard Daeppen
Aug 1, 2016·Patient Education and Counseling·Lauren McCormackRima Rudd
Apr 4, 2017·Health Promotion International·Don NutbeamPav Premkumar
May 13, 2017·World Psychiatry : Official Journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)·Derrick SiloveSusan Rees
Jun 1, 2017·Patient Education and Counseling·Sarah Mantwill, Peter J Schulz
Sep 1, 2017·International Journal of Mental Health Systems·Giulia TurriniCorrado Barbui
Sep 1, 2017·Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology·Niina MarkkulaJaana Suvisaari
Mar 31, 2018·Health Expectations : an International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy·Hirono IshikawaTakahiro Kiuchi

❮ Previous
Next ❯

Citations

Apr 25, 2019·International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health·Osnat KeidarAristomenis K Exadaktylos

❮ Previous
Next ❯

Related Concepts

Trending Feeds

COVID-19

Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Hereditary Sensory Autonomic Neuropathy

Hereditary Sensory Autonomic Neuropathies are a group of inherited neurodegenerative disorders characterized clinically by loss of sensation and autonomic dysfunction. Here is the latest research on these neuropathies.

Evolution of Pluripotency

Pluripotency refers to the ability of a cell to develop into three primary germ cell layers of the embryo. This feed focuses on the mechanisms that underlie the evolution of pluripotency. Here is the latest research.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease characterized by unexplained disabling fatigue; the pathology of which is incompletely understood. Discover the latest research on chronic fatigue syndrome here.

Nuclear Pore Complex in ALS/FTD

Alterations in nucleocytoplasmic transport, controlled by the nuclear pore complex, may be involved in the pathomechanism underlying multiple neurodegenerative diseases including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Dementia. Here is the latest research on the nuclear pore complex in ALS and FTD.

Landau-Kleffner Syndrome

Landau Kleffner syndrome (LKS), also called infantile acquired aphasia, acquired epileptic aphasia, or aphasia with convulsive disorder, is a rare childhood neurological syndrome characterized by the sudden or gradual development of aphasia (the inability to understand or express language) and an abnormal electroencephalogram. Discover the latest research on LKS here.

STING Receptor Agonists

Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) are a group of transmembrane proteins that are involved in the induction of type I interferon that is important in the innate immune response. The stimulation of STING has been an active area of research in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Here is the latest research on STING receptor agonists.

Microbicide

Microbicides are products that can be applied to vaginal or rectal mucosal surfaces with the goal of preventing, or at least significantly reducing, the transmission of sexually transmitted infections. Here is the latest research on microbicides.

Regulation of Vocal-Motor Plasticity

Dopaminergic projections to the basal ganglia and nucleus accumbens shape the learning and plasticity of motivated behaviors across species including the regulation of vocal-motor plasticity and performance in songbirds. Discover the latest research on the regulation of vocal-motor plasticity here.