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

  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},
  volume={266 8},
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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