Emergency department demographics at a small Australian rural hospital.

@article{Chen2010EmergencyDD,
  title={Emergency department demographics at a small Australian rural hospital.},
  author={Tony Mengxi Chen and Paul Tescher},
  journal={Rural and remote health},
  year={2010},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={1318}
}
INTRODUCTION The emergency departments (EDs) of Australian rural hospitals are under stress due to a lack of specialty staff and government funding, and the need to serve large geographic catchment areas. Knowledge of the demographics and other details of patients presenting to these EDs provides a way for rural hospitals to tailor their emergency services; however, there are few published studies that supply this information. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to establish patient numbers and… CONTINUE READING