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  • Alan J. Forster, Ian G Stiell, George Wells, Alexander Lee, Carl van Walraven
  • Medicine
  • Academic emergency medicine : official journal of…
  • 2003 (First Publication: 1 February 2003)
  • UNLABELLED Emergency department (ED) overcrowding is a common problem. Despite a widespread belief that low hospital bed availability contributes to ED overcrowding, there are few data demonstratingContinue Reading
  • Andrea Gruneir, Irfan A. Dhalla, +4 authors Geoffrey Anderson
  • Medicine
  • Open medicine : a peer-reviewed, independent…
  • 2011 (First Publication: 31 May 2011)
  • Background Unplanned hospital readmissions are common, expensive and often preventable. Strategies designed to reduce readmissions should target patients at high risk. The purpose of this study wasContinue Reading
  • Alan J. Forster, Monica Taljaard, Natalie Oake, Kumanan Wilson, Virginia R. Roth, Carl van Walraven
  • Medicine
  • Canadian Medical Association Journal
  • 2012 (First Publication: 10 January 2012)
  • Background: The effect of hospital-acquired infection with Clostridium difficile on length of stay in hospital is not yet fully understood. We determined the independent impact of hospital-acquiredContinue Reading
  • Alan J. Forster, Tim R Asmis, +7 authors Carl van Walraven
  • Medicine
  • Canadian Medical Association Journal
  • 2004 (First Publication: 13 April 2004)
  • Background: Adverse events are poor patient outcomes that are due to medical care. Studies of hospital patients have demonstrated that adverse events are common, but few data describe the timing ofContinue Reading