Consequences of queuing for care at a public hospital emergency department.

@article{Bindman1991ConsequencesOQ,
  title={Consequences of queuing for care at a public hospital emergency department.},
  author={Andrew B Bindman and Kevin Grumbach and David A. Keane and Lee Rauch and John M. Luce},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1991},
  volume={266 8},
  pages={1091-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the length of a queue at a public hospital emergency department was associated with increased likelihood of patients' leaving without being seen by a physician and whether leaving adversely affected patients' health or affected their subsequent use of health care services. DESIGN Observational cohort. Patients were surveyed during 1 week in July 1990 and received a follow-up survey 7 to 14 days later. The responses of patients who left without being seen by a… CONTINUE READING

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