Boarding admitted children in the emergency department impacts inpatient outcomes.

@article{Bekmezian2012BoardingAC,
  title={Boarding admitted children in the emergency department impacts inpatient outcomes.},
  author={Arpi Bekmezian and Paul J. Chung},
  journal={Pediatric emergency care},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={236-42}
}
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to assess the relationship between boarding of admitted children in the emergency department (ED) and cost, inpatient length of stay (LOS), mortality, and readmission. METHODS This was a retrospective study of 1,792 pediatric inpatients admitted through the ED and discharged from the hospital between February 20, 2007 and June 30, 2008 at a major teaching hospital with an annual ED volume of 40,000 adult and pediatric patients.The main predictor variable was… CONTINUE READING
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