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Patients’ Perspectives on Outcomes of Care After Discharge From the Emergency Department: A Qualitative Study

Overview of attention for article published in Annals of Emergency Medicine, November 2017
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Title
Patients’ Perspectives on Outcomes of Care After Discharge From the Emergency Department: A Qualitative Study
Published in
Annals of Emergency Medicine, November 2017
DOI 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.05.034
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Authors

Samuel Vaillancourt, M. Bianca Seaton, Michael J. Schull, Amy H.Y. Cheng, Dorcas E. Beaton, Andreas Laupacis, Katie N. Dainty

Abstract

Much effort has been expended to understand what care experiences patients value in the emergency department (ED), yet little is known about which outcomes patients value after ED care. Our goal is to define outcomes of ED care that are valued by patients discharged from the ED, with the goal of informing the development of a patient-reported outcome measure for ED care. We conducted qualitative semistructured interviews with patients recruited during their care at 1 of 2 EDs and interviewed in either English or French 1 to 9 days after their visit. Patients who were hospitalized were excluded. Interviews focused on perceived outcomes of care since the ED visit and expectations of care before the ED visit. We identified themes with standard descriptive content analysis techniques and a modified version of the constant comparative method, drawing on grounded theory methods. We interviewed 46 patients in English (n=38) or French (n=8). Participants with diverse reasons for seeking care appeared to value common outcomes from ED care that centered around 4 themes: understanding the cause and expected trajectory of their symptoms; reassurance; symptom relief; and having a plan to manage their symptoms, resolve their issue, or pursue further medical care. These themes were also reflected in the expectations participants recalled having when they decided to seek care in the ED. The 4 outcomes defined constitute areas for improvement and will inform the development of an ED patient-reported outcome questionnaire. Consideration should be given to measuring patient-reported outcomes separately from patient experience.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 26 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 19%
Researcher 5 19%
Other 2 8%
Student > Postgraduate 2 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 8%
Other 5 19%
Unknown 5 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 35%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 12%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 4%
Computer Science 1 4%
Other 4 15%
Unknown 7 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 33. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 September 2019.
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#544,515
of 13,976,883 outputs
Outputs from Annals of Emergency Medicine
#489
of 4,995 outputs
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#19,563
of 269,660 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Annals of Emergency Medicine
#27
of 159 outputs
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