Causes of Emergency Department Overcrowding and Blockage of Access to Critical Services in Beijing: A 2-Year Study.


BACKGROUND Emergency department (ED) overcrowding is a serious issue worldwide. OBJECTIVES This study was done to evaluate the degree of overcrowding in local "teaching hospitals" in Beijing, and to ascertain the apparent root causes for the pervasive degree of overcrowding in these EDs. METHODS This is a multicenter cross-sectional study. The studied… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2018.02.009


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