Patient pathways

RAIDR enabled a GP practice to identify a particular patient who had a high number of A&E attendances. Further investigation revealed that the patient had initially visited A&E with a severe migraine and had then continued to return to A&E to receive treatment for subsequent migraines. These visits totalled 35 within one financial year. As a result of obtaining this information, the practice was able to signpost the patient to a more appropriate care pathway greatly benefitting the patient and resulting in a reduction in healthcare costs.