Is the increase in emergency short-stay admissions sustainable? Trends across Melbourne, 2000 to 2009.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES To describe the trends in emergency admissions over 10 years in terms of volume, age-specific rates, hospital length of stay (LOS) and clinical reasons. METHODS A retrospective analysis of population-based linked Department of Health ED and hospital admission data for metropolitan Melbourne 1999/2000 to 2008/2009 was conducted. Outcome measures… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-6723.2012.01609.x

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