MSPGH Seminar: 25th November 2015 – What to do about increased ED presentations? The importance of data in decision-making

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 25th November 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Gary L. Freed, Director, Health Workforce and Services Unit,
Melbourne School of Population & Global Health, University of Melbourne; and
Percy and Mary Murphy Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Professor of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan

Surprising to many in Australia, the age band with, by far, the greatest number of Emergency Department (ED) presentations is that of children 0-4 years of age.  Other paediatric age bands are also among the highest in absolute numbers of ED presentations. Understanding the reasons why parents seek ED care for their child for lower urgency conditions, the actual availability of GP services and patterns of use of alternative emergency service can assist in the efficient organisation and delivery of health services for children in Australia.

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