Patients who leave the emergency department without being seen by a physician: a control-matched study.

@article{Monzon2005PatientsWL,
  title={Patients who leave the emergency department without being seen by a physician: a control-matched study.},
  author={Jose Monzon and Steven M Friedman and Collin F M Clarke and Tamara Arenovich},
  journal={CJEM},
  year={2005},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={107-13}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the socio-demographic characteristics and clinical outcomes of patients who leave the emergency department (ED) without being seen by a physician. METHODS This 3-month prospective study was conducted at a downtown Toronto teaching hospital. Patients who left the ED without being seen (LWBS) were matched with controls based on registration time and triage level. Subjects and controls were interviewed by telephone within 1 week after leaving the ED. RESULTS During the… CONTINUE READING

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