James Lind

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Inflexible use of evidence hierarchies confuses practitioners and irritates researchers. So how can we improve the way we assess research? The widespread use of hierarchies of evidence that grade research studies according to their quality has helped to raise awareness that some forms of evidence are more trustworthy than others. This is clearly desirable.(More)
PURPOSE This paper aims to show that identification of expectations and software functional requirements via consultation with potential users is an integral component of the development of an emergency department patient admissions prediction tool. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH Thematic analysis of semi-structured interviews with 14 key health staff(More)
The ability of hospital staff to get a patient to the right bed at the right time is dependent on bed occupancy, and is a key issue in all acute hospitals. This paper seeks to identify the impact of admission and discharge timing on hospital occupancy with reference to the peak in daily admissions and discharges. Patient admissions data from 23 Queensland(More)
  • James Lind, C P Stewart, D Sc And, Douglas Guthrie
  • 2007
Of the causes of the scurvy 71 at sea, among whom it is said to be so often an epidemic calamity. In the proof of the identity of this disease on both elements, 1 I observed, that the causes productive of it at sea, were to be found also at land, in a smaller degree : but before determining what are the true causes of its being so often epidemic at sea, it(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe and compare characteristics and outcomes of patients who arrive by ambulance to the ED. We aimed to (i) compare patients with a delayed ambulance offload time (AOT) >30 min with those who were not delayed; and (ii) identify predictors of an ED length of stay (LOS) of >4 h for ambulance-arriving patients. METHODS A retrospective,(More)
Emergency department overcrowding is an increasing issue impacting patients, staff and quality of care, resulting in poor patient and system outcomes. In order to facilitate better management of emergency department resources, a patient admission predictive tool was developed and implemented. Evaluation of the tool's accuracy and efficacy was complemented(More)
  • Al-Shahi Salman, J Chalmers, Rustam Al-Shahi, Elaine Salman, Jonathan Beller, Elina Kagan +13 others
  • 2016
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Introduced with a promise to reduce overcrowding in the Emergency Department (ED) and the associated morbidity and mortality linked to bed access difficulties, the National Emergency Access Target (NEAT) is now over halfway through transitionary arrangements towards a target of 90% of patients that visit a hospital ED being admitted or discharged within 4(More)
▸ Prepublication history for this paper is available online. To view these files please visit the journal online ABSTRACT Objectives: The Sight Loss and Vision Priority Setting Partnership aimed to identify research priorities relating to sight loss and vision through consultation with patients, carers and clinicians. These priorities can be used to inform(More)