Impact of operational staging to improve patient throughput in an inner-city emergency department during the novel H1N1 influenza surge: a descriptive study.


BACKGROUND A level 1 pediatric emergency department (ED) in a public hospital of South Bronx rapidly encountered a significant surge in ED patient census over several days as the novel H1N1 influenza outbreak occurred. Our aim was to identify ill patients with influenza-like illness and evaluate and treat them as expeditiously as possible without failing in… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e31823f23fb

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