- 95% of emergency department (ED) visits from patients living in Jefferson’s (TJUH) community benefit area (CBA) were for conditions with lower priority
Emergency Severity Index (ESI) numbers of 3, 4, or 5 in FY 2011 & 2012.
– Many of these visits were non-emergent.
- The aim of this study was to document how community members chose between going to the ED or their primary care physician (PCP).
Recommended CitationMalevanchik, Lev; Brawer, MPH, PhD, Rickie; Mammen, MD, MPH, Priya; and Lopez, MD, MS, Bernard, "Decision-making in Accessing the Emergency Department Versus Primary Care" (2013). CwiC-PH. Poster 25.