International Perspectives on Emergency Department Crowding
Pines, Jesse M.; Hilton, Joshua A; Weber, Ellen J.; Alkemade, Annechien J.; Al Shabanah, Hasan; Anderson, Philip D; Bernhard, Michael; Bertini, Alessio; Harjola, Veli-Pekka; Rainer, Timothy; Richardson, Drew
The maturation of emergency medicine (EM) as a specialty has coincided with dramatic increases in emergency department (ED) visit rates, both in the United States and around the world. ED crowding has become a public health problem where periodic supply and demand mismatches in ED and hospital resources cause long waiting times and delays in critical treatments. ED crowding has been associated with several negative clinical outcomes, including higher complication rates and mortality. This...[Show more]
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