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Prevalence of access block in Australia 2004-2008

Richardson, Drew; Kelly, Anne-Maree; Kerr, Debra

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Objective: Access block is the inability of ED patients requiring admission to access appropriate inpatient beds in a timely fashion, defined in Australasia as more than 8 h in the ED. The present study describes changes in prevalence of access block in Australia over a 4 year period. Methods: Email, telephone and fax survey of ED on six Mondays at 10.00 hours (31 May, 30 August 2004, 18 June, 3 September 2007, 2 June, 2 September 2008). Data collected included point data on the status of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/37925
Source: Emergency Medicine Australasia
DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-6723.2009.01241.x

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