How we solved the overcrowding problem in our emergency department.

  title={How we solved the overcrowding problem in our emergency department.},
  author={I Feferman and Christopher Cornell},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  volume={140 3},
Overcrowding in emergency departments presents serious problems to both patients and hospital staff. At Scarborough (Ontario) General Hospital this problem was becoming potentially dangerous until a hospital committee instituted a series of changes that dramatically improved the situation. A geriatrician was appointed to assess and care for the increasing number of elderly and chronic care patients. The beds in various services were reallocated, and more beds were given to the medical service… CONTINUE READING

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