Journal of General Practice

ISSN: 2329-9126

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Heather Brant

Department of Health and Life Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

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    A Qualitative Study on the Variables Affecting the Flow of Patients to General Practitioners in Emergency Rooms
    Author(s): Heather Brant*

    Objective Clinicians, policymakers, and patients are all concerned about the substantial increase in emergency hospital admissions that has occurred in England and Wales in recent years. However, nothing is known about the elements that affected this choice. We sought to determine the potential impact of non-clinical variables on hospital admission rates. Method 21 participants from three acute hospital trusts participated in semi structured interviews with us. 11 emergency department (ED) doctors, 3 ED nurses, 3 supervisors, and 4 inpatient doctors were among the participants. These roles covered a wide range of seniority. The authors established a theoretical framework to explain admission decision-making, and important aspects from that framework served as the basis for interview questions. Two separate researchers used framework analysis to record, transcri.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/2329-9126.2022.10.472

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