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Why are people increasingly attending the emergency department? A study of the French healthcare system
  1. Helene Colineaux1,2,
  2. Fanny Pelissier3,
  3. Laure Pourcel3,
  4. Thierry Lang1,2,
  5. Michelle Kelly-Irving2,
  6. Olivier Azema3,
  7. Sandrine Charpentier2,4,
  8. Sebastien Lamy2
  1. 1 Epidemiology Department, Toulouse University Hospital, Toulouse, France
  2. 2 EQUITY Team, UMR1027, Toulouse University, UPS, Inserm, Toulouse, France, Toulouse, France
  3. 3 Regional Observatory of Emergency Medicine in the Midi-Pyrénées, (ORU-MiP), Toulouse, France
  4. 4 Emergency Department, Toulouse University Hospital, Toulouse, France
  1. Correspondence to Dr Helene Colineaux; ln.colineaux{at}gmail.com

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  • Contributors HC wrote the statistical analysis plan, cleaned and analysed the data, drafted, wrote and revised the paper. She is guarantor. FP and LP monitored data collection and revised the paper. TL, MK-H and SC initiated the collaborative project, revised the statistical analysis plan and revised the paper. OA initiated the collaborative project, monitored data collection and revised the paper. SL wrote the statistical analysis plan, analysed the data, drafted and revised the paper.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval The Midi-Pyrénées ED Observatory database was declared to the French National Commission for Data Protection and Liberties (CNIL) under declaration no 761 633 (31/08/2001). The database was anonymous.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors HC wrote the statistical analysis plan, cleaned and analysed the data, drafted, wrote and revised the paper. She is guarantor. FP and LP monitored data collection and revised the paper. TL, MK-H and SC initiated the collaborative project, revised the statistical analysis plan and revised the paper. OA initiated the collaborative project, monitored data collection and revised the paper. SL wrote the statistical analysis plan, analysed the data, drafted and revised the paper.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval The Midi-Pyrénées ED Observatory database was declared to the French National Commission for Data Protection and Liberties (CNIL) under declaration no 761 633 (31/08/2001). The database was anonymous.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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