Characteristics and outcomes of patients who "did not wait" after attending Perth public hospital emergency departments, 2000-2003.

@article{Hall2007CharacteristicsAO,
  title={Characteristics and outcomes of patients who "did not wait" after attending Perth public hospital emergency departments, 2000-2003.},
  author={Jacqui Hall and George A Jelinek},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  year={2007},
  volume={187 11-12},
  pages={
          626-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine characteristics and outcomes of patients who did not wait to see a doctor in emergency departments (EDs). DESIGN AND SETTING Population-based outcome study using probabilistically linked ED and Western Australian death records, with ED records from all seven Perth public hospitals that have EDs from 1 July 2000 to 30 June 2003. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Rates of "did not wait" (DNW) presentations, overall and for individual hospitals; characteristics of DNW patients… CONTINUE READING

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