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;
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Journal: volume 11,issue 1,pages10-15issn: 1936-900X, eissn: 1936-9018
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  • Subject: Health Services Research | ED Operations | R | Medicine | Original Research | 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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