Exit block in emergency departments: a rapid evidence review

  title={Exit block in emergency departments: a rapid evidence review},
  author={S. Mason and E. Knowles and A. Boyle},
  journal={Emergency Medicine Journal},
  pages={46 - 51}
  • S. Mason, E. Knowles, A. Boyle
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine Journal
  • Background Exit block (or access block) occurs when ‘patients in the ED requiring inpatient care are unable to gain access to appropriate hospital beds within a reasonable time frame. [...] Key Method Methods A computerised literature search was conducted of English language empirical evidence published between 2008 and 2014 using a combination of terms relating to exit block in ED. Results 233 references were identified following the computerised search.Expand Abstract
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