Occupancy Rates and Emergency Department Work Index Scores Correlate with Leaving Without Being Seen

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OBJECTIVE TWO CROWDING METRICS ARE OFTEN USED TO MEASURE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT (ED) CROWDING: the occupancy rate and the emergency department work index (EDWIN) score. To evaluate these metrics for applicability in our community ED, we sought to measure their correlation with the number of patients who left without being seen (LWBS) and determine if either… (More)

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