Dermatology in the Emergency Department

Grant ID: EMSS-360R28-2017

Lay Summary

Patients presenting to the Princess Alexandra Hospital Emergency Department with dermatological conditions present a significant demand on resources. It is estimated that in many Emergency Departments (ED) at least one in 25 patients present with a skin condition. Many dermatological presentations may be better managed in an alternative environment either because they are non-urgent or require more specialised and expert care. This project aims to better understand the presentation of skin conditions to a large adult Queensland ED. The research will describe the current diagnosis and management of this cohort to the ED, assess the resource implications and understand the rationale for the patients attending ED instead of a General Practice clinic. The data will provide the information for determining the need for increased GP support such a expansion of tele-dermatology services or for the creation of a local or district acute dermatology clinic.


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Amount Awarded
$16,448


Program


Grant Scheme


Status
Active


Principal Investigator:
Dr Tina Bazianas


Co Investigators:
Dr Emily Shao
Dr Robert Eley


Associate Investigators:
Dr Erin McMeniman


Institution


Collaborating Institutions


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