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An Investigation of Integrating Program- and System-level Datasets for Examining Relationships Among Variables of a Complex Health SystemDownload
The potential for integrated program- and system-level datasets for generating previously inaccessible evaluative insights remains untapped. This study, situated within a yearlong evaluation of a lifestyle intervention program for patients with metabolic syndrome (MetS), provides an illustrative...
A ‘safety net’ and a key system entry point to access care for alcohol-related events, the emergency department (ED) can play an important role in the early identification of harmful effects of adolescent alcohol use thus making it crucial to understand the clinical care experiences of pediatric...
Emergency Health Care Use among Sociodemographic Groups of Children Presenting to Emergency Departments for Self-Harm in Alberta
Emergency Health Care Use among Sociodemographic Groups of Children Presenting to Emergency Departments for Self-Harm in AlbertaDownload
Objective: To examine sociodemographic variations among children <18 years in (1) rates of self-harm visits to emergency departments (EDs) and (2) physician follow-up after the self-harm visit in Alberta. Methods: A retrospective, population-based cohort (2002–2011) of ED visits for self-harm by...
This thesis investigates head injuries (HIs) occurring in sports and recreation (SR) that presented to emergency departments (EDs) in Edmonton, Alberta, from April 1st, 1997 to March 31st, 2008. There were 4,950 SR HIs identified over the 11 years (5.13 HIs per 1,000 ED injury visits)....
Patient and treatment characteristics of children and youth who visit the emergency department for a behavioural disorderDownload
More and more parents are seeking care for their children in emergency departments (EDs) to stabilize acute emergencies related to mental health problems, request guidance for at-home child management, and gain access to health care resources. This retrospective cohort study explored patient and...
This thesis presents the results of three studies examining the management of migraine in children. First we conducted a systematic review of all clinical trials conducted in children and adolescents of the acute migraine therapy. A meta-analysis of the 26 randomized controlled trials is...
Screening for post-traumatic stress disorder after injury in the pediatric emergency department - a systematic review protocolDownload
Abstract Background: Pediatric injury is highly prevalent and has significant impact both physically and emotionally. The majority of pediatric injuries are treated in emergency departments (EDs), where treatment of physical injuries is the main focus. In addition to physical trauma, children...
Bleeding during pregnancy affects as many as one in four pregnancies with roughly half of these resulting in pregnancy loss. An interpretive descriptive design was employed to explore the research question: “How do women with bleeding in early pregnancy describe their experience of waiting in the...
The Older Persons' Transitions in Care (OPTIC) study: Pilot testing of the transition tracking tool.Download
Background OPTIC is a mixed method Partnership for Health System Improvement (http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/34348.html webcite) study focused on improving care for nursing home (NH) residents who are transferred to and from emergency departments (EDs) via emergency medical services (EMS). In the...
Treatment of Adolescent Alcohol Misuse and Clinician Acceptance of Technology-facilitated Care in the Emergency DepartmentDownload
Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) is the recommended approach for clinicians to use with adolescent patients with suspected alcohol-related problems. Although the emergency department (ED) is an opportune setting for early identification of alcohol misuse, SBIRT is...