Emergency Department Crowding: Factors Influencing Flow
Briggs, William M
Datillo, Paris A
Birkhahn, Robert H
- Publisher: eScholarship Publishing, University of California
Western Journal of Emergency Medicine,
(issn: 1936-900X, eissn: 1936-9018)
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...