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Integrated care in the emergency department: A complex adaptive systems perspective

Nugus, Peter; Carroll, Katherine; Hewett, D. G.; Short, Angela; Forero, R.; Braithwaite, Jeffery

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Emergency clinicians undertake boundary-work as they facilitate patient trajectories through the Emergency Department (ED). Emergency clinicians must manage the constantly-changing dynamics at the boundaries of the ED and other hospital departments and organizations whose services emergency clinicians seek to integrate. Integrating the care that differing clinical groups provide, the services EDs offer, and patients' needs across this journey is challenging. The journey is usually accounted for...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010-09-15
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/202619
Source: Social Science and Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.08.013

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