International perspectives on emergency department crowding.

  title={International perspectives on emergency department crowding.},
  author={Jesse M Pines and Joshua A Hilton and Ellen J Weber and Annechien J Alkemade and Hasan Al Shabanah and Philip D. Anderson and Michael Bernhard and A. B. Libreros Bertini and Andr{\'e} Gries and Santiago Ferrandiz and Vijaya Arun Kumar and V P Harjola and Barbara Hogan and Bo Ren{\'e} Madsen and Suzanne Mason and Gunnar Ohl{\'e}n and Timothy Hudson Rainer and Niels Rathlev and Eric Revue and Drew Richardson and Mehdi Sattarian and Michael John Schull},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  volume={18 12},
The maturation of emergency medicine (EM) as a specialty has coincided with dramatic increases in emergency department (ED) visit rates, both in the United States and around the world. ED crowding has become a public health problem where periodic supply and demand mismatches in ED and hospital resources cause long waiting times and delays in critical treatments. ED crowding has been associated with several negative clinical outcomes, including higher complication rates and mortality. This… CONTINUE READING
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