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Back to HEAT T10 What has this got to do with Emergency Medicine?
Role of Emergency Medicine To gather information To direct this to someone who can do something with it, possibly with advice To develop redirection pathways
Story so far Information – Demographics of attendees – Analysis of attendance to identify possible redirection
Demographic stuff Stewart Cardwell’s analysis of Ayrshire attendances – 17-35 year olds make up 25.5% of workload – Of 79% are self presenters or 999 – Only 20% get admitted, 40% are discharged without review
Analysis Casenote review of 1733 patients, about 5- 10% of out of hours attendances should be primary care 2.5% attendances are psychiatric
Redirection pathways Currently: – Go to A&E For the future; – Back to relevant community based care
Potential progress Front door redesign Re direction Cross fertilisation