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Primary Care in the Emergency Department – An Untapped Resource for Public Health Research and Innovation

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.332
Pages: 
234–7
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Emergency departments are increasingly tasked with the management of patients who have chronic medical conditions. While this does present challenges to care coordination, it also provides an opportunity to define best practices and improve processes at the system level
 
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Accepted: 
13 Jan, 2014
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e-Published: 11 Jun, 2014

Differences and Similarities in Explanatory Models of Hypertension in the United States of America, Tanzania and Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.302
Pages: 
238–46
Synopsis: 
Health beliefs drive health behaviour, yet the health beliefs of racially similar but culturally divergent groups in regards to hypertension have yet to be explored. We examine the differences and similarities amongst racially “black” emergency department patients in the United States of America, Jamaica and Tanzania.

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Background: Misperceptions detract from effective disease management in a number of conditions but the nature of underlying illness beliefs and their relative consistency in patients with chronic hypertension (cHTN) who present to the Emergency Department (ED) with poor blood pressure control is not known.

Accepted: 
22 Apr, 2014
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e-Published: 11 Jun, 2014

Epidemiology of Febrile Diseases in the Emergency Department of a Caribbean Island: The Curaçao Experience

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Pages: 
76–80
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This paper describes the aetiology and outcome of febrile patients at the emergency department of a general hospital in Curaçao. A high prevalence of bacterial infections and mortality were observed.


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Objective: The aetiology of febrile diseases in tropical countries often remains poorly characterized. We aim to describe the aetiology and outcome of febrile illnesses at the Emergency Department (ED) in Curaçao.

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013

Health Impact of Research in Emergency Medicine – Moving Forward in the Field

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447–51
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The research impact on health issues from the specialty of emergency medicine is discussed. Emphasis is placed on the epidemiology of common diseases, the role of collaboration within the specialty and the value of conducting clinical trials.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013
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