A database of Emergency services
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Blog posts about avoidable errors and high costs
20 SEPTEMBER, 2017 Medication non compliance Preventable readmissions Charbots and Avatars Peak15 is a Melbourne-based digital health reform group. They run monthly events on meetup, bringing together tech entrepreneurs, health professionals, community groups and...
Bad discharge planning and poor patient education is often linked to unnecessary emergency department readmission.
This women presented with an exacerbation of multiple sclerosis, to the nearest Emergency. She was left for 12 hours in pain, with no plan and no review.
Stroke patients should never miss out on essential treatments, because of mix ups in busy Emergency departments. We need better monitoring systems.
Statistics indicating major trends
- What percent of patients admitted to emergency department are over 65 years of age? – Australia 21%
- What percent of people admitted to Emergency Departments are in the last year of their life?– USA 51%
- By what percent have Emergency Department admissions risen in the UK, over the past decade? 24%
- What percent of admissions to Emergency Departments were classed as non urgent? – Australia 9%
- What percent of Emergency Department admissions in the USA have 2 or more prior admissions in the past year? 70%
A brief summary
Major problems to avoid
- Medication non compliance.
- Not using 24/7 clinics and on-call Doctor services.
- Failing to manage and monitor chronic disease properly.
- Not planning for end of life, not making medical treatment plans.
Positive things to seek out
- Medical teleconferencing.
- Critical care home nursing services.
- Social media aimed at elderly people and encouraging debate about elderly and end of life issues.
- Hand-held diagnostic smart tools that record vitals signs, then sync to a cloud service and on-call medical services.