Aiming to be NEAT: safely improving and sustaining access to emergency care in a tertiary referral hospital.

@article{Sullivan2014AimingTB,
  title={Aiming to be NEAT: safely improving and sustaining access to emergency care in a tertiary referral hospital.},
  author={Clair Sullivan and Andrew Staib and Judy Flores and Leena Aggarwal and Alan Scanlon and Jennifer H Martin and Ian A Scott},
  journal={Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association},
  year={2014},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={564-74}
}
OBJECTIVE To implement and evaluate strategies for improving access to emergency department (ED) care in a tertiary hospital. METHODS A retrospective pre-post intervention study using routinely collected data involving all patients presenting acutely to the ED of a major tertiary hospital over a 2-year period. Main outcome measures were changes in: the percentage of patients exiting the ED (all patients, patients discharged directly from the ED, patients admitted to inpatient wards); mean… CONTINUE READING