Emergency Department Crowding: Factors Influencing Flow

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Arkun, Alp ; Briggs, William M ; Patel, Sweha ; Datillo, Paris A ; Bove, Joseph ; Birkhahn, Robert H (2010)
  • Publisher: eScholarship Publishing, University of California
  • Journal: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, volume 11, issue 1, pages 10-15 (issn: 1936-900X, eissn: 1936-9018)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC2850834
  • Subject: Health Services Research | ED Operations | R | Original Research | Medicine | Patient Flow | Medicine and Health Sciences | Medical emergencies. Critical care. Intensive care. First aid | RC86-88.9 | ED Crowding

Background: The objective of this study was to evaluate those factors, both intrinsic and extrinsic to the emergency department (ED) that influence two specific components of throughput: “door-to-doctor” time and dwell time. Methods: We used a prospective obser... View more
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