Community Paramedic Intervention for the Reduction of Emergency Department 72-Hour Return Visits

Matthew Payne
Abstract Purpose. To determine the processes required for a Community Paramedic home intervention 24 hours after Emergency Department discharge to reduce 72-hour ED return visits, while evaluating patient satisfaction and compliance. Methods. The study took place in a critical access hospital Emergency Department and the surrounding service area. ED providers referred subjects to the study based on suggested criteria identifying increased risk of an unplanned 72-hour ED return. All subjects were discharged home from the...
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