Navigation Links
After ER visit, many patients in a fog, U-M study finds
Date:7/16/2008

their ER team recommended they do after they left the ER. Meanwhile, 22 percent of the deficiencies in the study had to do with patients' understanding of what symptoms or changes in their condition should spur them to return to the ER.

Recently, the U-M Health System introduced a program that aims directly at this problem: the Emergency Medicine Consult/Referral Service, run by the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Physician and Consumer Communications division of Public Relations & Marketing Communications.

It is staffed by referral coordinators who follow up with ER patients by phone within 24 hours of their ER visit, to help schedule appointments with U-M physicians for specialty care if the patients' insurance allows it or make sure they know that they need to schedule an appointment elsewhere.

More than 12,000 follow-up appointments have been scheduled for recent U-M ER patients since the program began in February 2007, and 81 percent of those patients have arrived for their scheduled appointments, up from 59 percent before the program began. Appointment cancellations are also down.

Before the program began, 24 percent of U-M ER patients who needed a follow-up appointment never scheduled one. And many patients and clinicians who did try to arrange follow-up care went through a frustrating and confusing process that is repeated every day in hospitals around the country. The new call center offers a standardized, centralized way to make sure patients get scheduled to see the provider they need soon after their ER visit.

The new study involved patients from ages 18 to 83 years, 59 percent of whom were women. Nineteen percent of patients were African-American, and 68 percent were white, with the remaining percentage being other races or without a race recorded on their record. Thirty-five percent had a high school education or less. Patients were given a brief cognition test before being interviewed, to make s
'/>"/>

Contact: Kara Gavin
kegavin@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. LSUHSC study finds high-dose HBO2 therapy extends survival window after cardiopulmonary arrest
2. Florida Physicians Press Sen. Martinez to Support Reform of Medicare Bidding Program after Hospital Discharge Problems Emerge
3. Poor Blood Sugar Control After Heart Surgery Impacts Outcomes
4. Uterus Size May Predict Risk for Premature Twins After IVF
5. ELS Plus CPR Boosts Blood Flow After Cardiac Arrest
6. Depression after stroke: A neglected problem
7. Woman aquires new accent after stroke
8. Hibernation-on-demand drug significantly improves survival after extreme blood loss
9. Seniors with type 2 diabetes may experience memory declines immediately after eating unhealthy meal
10. Oral Drug Helps Prevent Clotting After Hip Replacement
11. Preeclampsia Linked to Cardiovascular Problems After Pregnancy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/25/2014)... July 25, 2014 As thousands of ... U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that the Food ... the consumer advocacy group, Public Citizen, to order a ... letter dated May 1, 2014, and released to the ... petition for a ban on the marketing of all ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... neurons and reduce motor deficits in a rat ... School of Medicine have shown. , The results ... Disease . , The findings demonstrate that the ... sufficient levels and have beneficial effects when administered ... studies of XPro1595 in animals tested more invasive ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... Parkulture is proud to announce ... instructor, Jared “JJ” Woods, will be competing on NBC’s ... Warrior. The show will premiere on local affiliates this ... on the new Esquire Network on Tuesday, July 29th ... been balancing careers as a professional stuntman for film ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... Eye & Vision has announced the celebration ... by expanding a new specialized ocular and vision service ... clinic. , By acquiring specialized Visual Evoked Potential (VEP) ... problems, patients with vision loss in need of visual ... implementation of this specialized vision testing clinic. The new ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... July 25, 2014 The report ... 2020” provides company shares and distribution shares data ... corporate-level profiles of the key market participants, pipeline ... Laryngoscopes market wherever available. , The data in ... models. Rsearcher uses epidemiology and capital equipment-based models ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: FDA Rejects Petition Seeking Ban and Global Recall of All Transvaginal Mesh Products, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: FDA Rejects Petition Seeking Ban and Global Recall of All Transvaginal Mesh Products, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: FDA Rejects Petition Seeking Ban and Global Recall of All Transvaginal Mesh Products, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Anti-inflammatory drug can prevent neuron loss in Parkinson's model 2Health News:Jared “JJ” Woods Prepares for American Ninja Warrior City Finals 2Health News:Jared “JJ” Woods Prepares for American Ninja Warrior City Finals 3Health News:Eye & Vision, a Leading Eye Doctor Group in Richardson, Celebrate Milestone and Expand Scope of Specialized Eye Care 2Health News:Eye & Vision, a Leading Eye Doctor Group in Richardson, Celebrate Milestone and Expand Scope of Specialized Eye Care 3Health News:Canada Cystoscopes, Laryngoscopes & Ureteroscopes Market Forecast to 2020 Reports Available at MarketOptimizer.org 2Health News:Canada Cystoscopes, Laryngoscopes & Ureteroscopes Market Forecast to 2020 Reports Available at MarketOptimizer.org 3Health News:Canada Cystoscopes, Laryngoscopes & Ureteroscopes Market Forecast to 2020 Reports Available at MarketOptimizer.org 4Health News:Canada Cystoscopes, Laryngoscopes & Ureteroscopes Market Forecast to 2020 Reports Available at MarketOptimizer.org 5
... experts at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center are presenting ... of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) meeting in San Francisco, Nov. ... Mark V. Sauer is chairing the invited symposia, "Management ... speak on "Clinical Paradigms Gained From 10 Years of ...
... Gamble Company,(NYSE: PG ) today announced that the ... confirmed the validity of P&G,s patent for a consumer-,preferred ... of P&G,s Folgers coffee brand., In August of ... House plastic container infringes P&G,s patent. In October of ...
... be done in-house, HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 7 ... across Pennsylvania,in the County Assistance Offices, described Governor ... the Department of Public Welfare,s,database for Medicaid recipients ... "The amount of money this administration has agreed ...
... LYNBROOK, N.Y., Nov. 7 BioSpecifics,Technologies Corp. (OTC ... class collagenase-based products, today,announced that BioSpecifics, President, Tom ... Rodman & Renshaw 10th Annual Healthcare,Conference on Wednesday, ... New York,Palace Hotel in New York, NY., ...
... Program for People Living with Diabetes ... Returns to San Diego, ... and health fair will be held November 22 from,8:30 a.m. to 5:00 ... in diabetes care to people with all,types of diabetes, those at risk ...
... better results, including survival rates , , FRIDAY, Nov. 7 ... best choice for adults requiring surgery to repair a ... congenital heart defect occurs when there,s abnormal pre-birth development ... , The researchers analyzed a national database to identify ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Fertility experts present the latest research at reproductive medicine meeting 2Health News:Fertility experts present the latest research at reproductive medicine meeting 3Health News:U.S. Patent Office Upholds P&G Coffee Patent 2Health News:Service Employees Outraged Over Rendell Spending 2Health News:Centennial Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference Returns to San Diego to Bring Answers, Advocacy and Hope 2Health News:Pediatric Heart Surgeons May Be Best Choice for Adults 2
(Date:7/25/2014)... Ore. , July 25, 2014  Semler ... an emerging medical risk assessment company that develops ... patients and evaluating chronic diseases, today reported financial ... ended June 30, 2014. "The ... for Semler," said Doug Murphy-Chutorian , M.D., ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... , July 25, 2014  Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... a corporate update and report second quarter 2014 financial ... Friday, August 1, 2014. That same day, Arena will ... Eastern Time (5:30 a.m. Pacific Time). ... for domestic callers and 914.495.8552 for international callers. Please ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... 2014  Parnell Pharmaceuticals Holdings Ltd announces the ... added to Parnell,s already extensive pipeline through a ... biotechnology company. The compounds now known as PAR ... bone regeneration and dermal regeneration, respectively. Parnell has ... the veterinary market with the potential to also ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Semler Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2Semler Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 3Arena Pharmaceuticals to Host Corporate Update and Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast on Friday, August 1 2Arena Pharmaceuticals to Host Corporate Update and Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast on Friday, August 1 3Parnell Acquires License for Intellectual Property and Rights to Develop Compounds for Bone and Dermal Regeneration 2Parnell Acquires License for Intellectual Property and Rights to Develop Compounds for Bone and Dermal Regeneration 3Parnell Acquires License for Intellectual Property and Rights to Develop Compounds for Bone and Dermal Regeneration 4
... VIENNA, Va., Nov. 3 CEL-SCI Corporation,(NYSE: ... expanded its exclusive licensing,agreement for Multikine(R) with Orient ... from Taiwan. The new,agreement extends the Multikine collaboration ... New Zealand. The licensing agreement,initially focuses on the ...
... - Data presented at the 2008 iSBTc Annual Meeting ... at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss,results -, BRANFORD, ... announced today preliminary data from an ongoing Phase II,trial ... treatment of patients with unresectable Stage III or Stage ...
Cached Medicine Technology:CEL-SCI Announces Expansion of Exclusive Licensing Agreement for Cancer Drug Multikine 2CEL-SCI Announces Expansion of Exclusive Licensing Agreement for Cancer Drug Multikine 3CuraGen Announces Preliminary Data from Ongoing Phase II Study Showing Clinical Activity of CR011-vcMMAE in Patients with Metastatic Melanoma 2CuraGen Announces Preliminary Data from Ongoing Phase II Study Showing Clinical Activity of CR011-vcMMAE in Patients with Metastatic Melanoma 3CuraGen Announces Preliminary Data from Ongoing Phase II Study Showing Clinical Activity of CR011-vcMMAE in Patients with Metastatic Melanoma 4CuraGen Announces Preliminary Data from Ongoing Phase II Study Showing Clinical Activity of CR011-vcMMAE in Patients with Metastatic Melanoma 5CuraGen Announces Preliminary Data from Ongoing Phase II Study Showing Clinical Activity of CR011-vcMMAE in Patients with Metastatic Melanoma 6CuraGen Announces Preliminary Data from Ongoing Phase II Study Showing Clinical Activity of CR011-vcMMAE in Patients with Metastatic Melanoma 7
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: