TABLE 2.

Study Outcomes at 4 Weeks After the ED Visit for Control and Intervention Groups

Control (n = 139)Intervention (n = 139)Difference [95% CI]
Telephone interview completed (% of total)9493−1 [−4, 7]
 Return visit to ED (% of complete)11110 [−7, 7]
 Patient schooldays missed (median [IQ range])2 (0, 4)2 (1, 4)0 P = .5
 Guardian workdays missed (median [IQ range])0 (0, 2)1 (0, 2)1 P = .7
 Back to usual state of health (% of complete)718211 [1, 21]
 Reported primary care follow-up (% of complete)517726 [15, 38]
 Reason for lack of follow-up (% of complete)P = .08
  Not necessary259
  Trouble getting appointment145
  No health insurance22
  Family problem/illness25
  Other or none given72
 Using controller medication daily (% of complete)54584 [−8, 16]
Verified with PCP (% of total)9189−2 [−8, 5]
 Follow-up visit within 5 d (% of complete)172912 [1, 22]
 Follow-up visit within 4 wk (% of complete)446319 [7, 31]
 Days to next visit (median [IQ range])54 (0, 197)13 (0, 72)−41 P = .003
Overall-telephone or PCP (% of total)10099−1 [−2, 1]
 Follow-up visit within 4 wk (% of complete)466418 [6, 29]