Emergency department crowding is associated with decreased quality of care for children with acute asthma.

@article{Sills2011EmergencyDC,
  title={Emergency department crowding is associated with decreased quality of care for children with acute asthma.},
  author={Marion R. Sills and Diane L. Fairclough and Daksha Ranade and Michael G. Kahn},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={57 3},
  pages={191-200.e1-7}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE We seek to determine which dimensions of quality of care are most influenced by emergency department (ED) crowding for patients with acute asthma exacerbations. METHODS This cross-sectional study with retrospective data collection included patients aged 2 to 21 years treated for acute asthma during November 2007 to October 2008 at a children's hospital ED. We studied 3 processes of care-asthma score, β-agonist, and corticosteroid administration-and 9 quality measures… CONTINUE READING