Seeking Care for Hyperglycemia in the Emergency Department: Through the Eyes of the Patient
figureposted on 2020-12-22, 21:39 authored by Justin W. Yan, Dimah Azzam, Melanie P. Columbus, Kristine Van Aarsen, Selina L. Liu, Tamara Spaic, Lisa G. Shepherd
Health care systems often provide a range of options of care for patients with illnesses who do not require hospital admission. For individuals with diabetes, these options may include primary care providers, specialized diabetes clinics, and urgent care and walk-in clinics. We explored the reasons why patients choose the Emergency Department over other health care settings when seeking care for hyperglycemia.