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Drivers of Demand for Emergency and Urgent CarE (DEUCE)

Project title: Drivers of Demand for Emergency and Urgent CarE (DEUCE)

Call to action: 15/136 15/136 January 2016 HS&DR Researcher-led (Standard)

Research type: Primary Research

Chief investigator: Professor Alicia O'CathainORCID

Lead Author: Professor Alicia O'CathainORCID

Contractor: The University of Sheffield

Cost: £708,286.60

Co-investigators: Dr Emma Knowles, Dr Joanne Turnbull, Dr Jon Dickson, Dr Liz Croot, Dr Richard Jacques, Mrs Joanne Coster, Mrs Shan Bennett, Ms Janette Turner, Ms Miranda Phillips, Professor Steve Goodacre.

Started: February 2017 | Status: Published March 2020

PROSPERO registration: CRD42017056273

This study identified the drivers of 'clinically unnecessary' use of emergency and urgent care as symptom, patient and health service related, and concluded that reasons sometimes differ by population subgroup.

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