2020
DOI: 10.1590/1806-9282.66.10.1402
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Evaluation of the frequency of patients with cancer presenting to an emergency department

Abstract: SUMMARY OBJECTIVE: This study aims to determine the demographic characteristics of cancer patients admitted to an emergency department and determine the relationship between the frequency of admission to the emergency department and oncological emergencies and their effect on mortality. METHODS: This observational, prospective, diagnostic accuracy study was performed in the ED of a tertiary care hospital. Patients over the age of 18 who were previously diagnosed with cancer and admitted to the emergency serv… Show more

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“…Nineteen studies included ED visit characteristics. 7 , 14 , 29 , 30 , 32 , 33 , 35 , 41 , 47 , 52 , 56 , 59-62 , 64-66 , 68 Most visits occur during working hours, with up to 86.4% of arrivals during the week, up to 66% before midnight, and up to 71.1% between 7:00 AM and 6:59 PM. 7 , 29 , 41 , 59 , 62 , 69 Most patients present with a severity index of “potentially unstable” (40.0-50.0%) or “stable-urgent” (up to 51.4%).…”
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confidence: 99%
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“…Nineteen studies included ED visit characteristics. 7 , 14 , 29 , 30 , 32 , 33 , 35 , 41 , 47 , 52 , 56 , 59-62 , 64-66 , 68 Most visits occur during working hours, with up to 86.4% of arrivals during the week, up to 66% before midnight, and up to 71.1% between 7:00 AM and 6:59 PM. 7 , 29 , 41 , 59 , 62 , 69 Most patients present with a severity index of “potentially unstable” (40.0-50.0%) or “stable-urgent” (up to 51.4%).…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The average number of visits to the ED per patient was 3-4 visits in 2 studies. 38 , 52 10% of patients had visited the day prior, up to 26.6% already presented within 30 days, 25% had an ED visit or admission within a week, 25.5% had admissions within 30 days, and 58.3% had a visit within the last year. 29 , 33 , 49 , 62 31.2% had 2+ ED visits, and nearly 30% visited the ED 5+ times.…”
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“…‘Critically ill’ is a broad term used for patients who need rapid medical treatment and who have higher mortality and morbidity ( 3 , 5 ). These patients should be monitored carefully ( 4 ).…”
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confidence: 99%
“…These patients are admitted to the red triage zone of the emergency medicine clinic. Numerous classifications have been developed to identify these patients ( 5 ).…”
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confidence: 99%