In EMANet, three research projects will be carried out in the second funding phase (2020-2023):
- EMAPREPARE (Emergency and Acute Medicine - Primary Care demands in patients resorting to emergency departments),
- EMAAge II (Older patients in the Emergency Department and their specific needs and experiences. Potentials for patient-centered ED care)
- EMASPOT II (Implementation and application of a structured training for ED physicians to recognize and diagnose mental health conditions (MHC) in patients with chest pain after exclusion of myocardial infarction (MI) or other acute life-threatening diseases in the ED)
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The research projects in EMANet II focus on the outpatient-inpatient interface. On the one hand, they map care patterns of emergency patients and, on the other hand, determine the underlying causes and motivations of utilisation:
- EMAPREPARE conducts an intervention for emergency department patients without a GP connection. In addition, the characteristics, care needs and potential for re-routing for outpatients transported by ambulance are evaluated.
- EMAAge II investigates the acute care of elderly and geriatric patients. The project aims to capture patients' experiences and subjective needs during the emergency department stay. In addition, the special needs of patients with a migration background are taken into account.
- EMASPOT II investigates the prevalence of comorbid mental illnesses and their influence on health care utilisation among emergency department patients with cardiac complaints. The objectives are the development, testing and implementation of a psychocardiological training programme for emergency physicians to increase awareness of psychological symptoms and illnesses in primary cardiac patients in the emergency department.