Primary care to reduce emergency admissions
Policies to improve primary care access may help prevent unplanned emergency admissions, which is placing a huge strain on healthcare resources in many European countries. To explore the factors resulting in increasing numbers of emergency admissions, the EU-funded PoS project will apply econometric models to an exceptionally comprehensive and longitudinal data set on the population of Danish patients. The project will investigate the long-term impact of improving patients’ survival and the extent to which primary care can reduce the use of secondary care. The findings, which will benefit new policies to manage the growing demand for emergency care, will identify the profile of patients most likely to use care after surviving an acute event.