Decreasing the Incidence of Non-Urgent Emergency Department Visits in Patients at Primaryplus

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Decreasing the Incidence of Non-Urgent Emergency Department Visits in Patients at PrimaryPlus

Cynthia D. Schaefer MSN APRN, FNP-BC

Maysville, Kentucky

An Evidenced-Based DNP Project Report presented to Frontier Nursing University in partial fulfillment of the Degree:

Doctor of Nursing Practice
September 16th 2016

Dr. Jana Esden Committee Chair
Name and Credentials of the chair

None Committee Co-Chair (if applicable)
Name and Credential of the co-chair

Dr. Adit Ginde Content Expert
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Due in the Registrar’s Office for Graduation September 16th 2016

Decreasing the Incidence of Non-Urgent Emergency Department Visits in Patients at Primary Plus

Cynthia D. Schaefer MSN APRN, FNP-BC
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How This Project Addresses an Identified Problem: This project will address factors which lead the patient to inappropriately utilize the emergency department and discuss interventions to decrease non-urgent emergency department visits by patients at Primary Plus to help contain and curtail the problem of emergency department exploitation. Projected Health Outcomes: Patients at Primary Plus will have the knowledge and skills to help them make the proper decision as to where they should receive medical treatment for urgent and non-urgent illnesses.

Keywords: super utilizer, emergency department, emergency room, non-urgent, abuse,
Exploitation, utilization

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1. Abstract……………………………………………………………………………3 2. Table of Contents………………………………………………………………..4 3. Introduction……………………………………………………………………..5-6 4. Background……………………………………………………………………..6-8 5. Background Knowledge……………………………………………………….8-15 6. Local Problem………………………………………………………………..15-16 7. Intended Improvement…………………………………………………………...16 8. Study Questions………………………………………………………………17-18 9. Theoretical Perspective……………………………………………………….18-19 10. Ethical Issues…………………………………………………………………19-20 11. Setting………………………………………………………………………...20-21 12. Planning the Intervention……………………………………………………..21-23 13. Planning the Study of the Intervention…………………………………………..23 14. Methods of Evaluation.…………………………………………………….…23-24 15.

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