Another manuscript from the CRCAIH Emergency Department Use and Care in American Indian Children research project has been published.
This study aims to examine leaving the emergency department (ED) without complete evaluation or care (LWCET) in American Indian children by exploring differences by ED location and utilization patterns. This is a retrospective cohort study of five EDs in the upper Midwest. Results show that AI children have higher rates of LWCET compared to White children; this association is different from other racial minority groups. There are likely complex factors affecting LWCET in AI children throughout the upper Midwest, which necessitates further exploration.
Weber, T. L., Ziegler, K. M., Kharbanda, A. B., Payne, N. R., Birger, C., & Puumala, S. E. (2018). Leaving the emergency department without complete care: disparities in American Indian children. BMC Health Services Research, 18, 267. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3092-z