Experience of Emergency Department Use Among Persons with a History of Adverse Childhood Experiences
Source: BMC Health Services Research
Journal Article | May 2020

People with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) — traumatic occurrences such as physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, neglect, or household dysfunction — are more likely to have physical and behavioral health needs as adults, which could be a risk factor for increased emergency department (ED) use. This qualitative study reviewed the experiences of adults with high ACE scores who presented at a Canadian ED to identify how a trauma-informed care approach may improve their ED experience.

Posted: February 2021

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