Patients who leave without being seen in emergency departments: an analysis of predictive factors and outcomes.

@article{Tropea2012PatientsWL,
  title={Patients who leave without being seen in emergency departments: an analysis of predictive factors and outcomes.},
  author={Joanne Tropea and Vijaya Sundararajan and Alexandra Gorelik and Marcus Kennedy and Peter Cameron and Caroline Anne Brand},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={439-47}
}
OBJECTIVES The objective was to identify predictive factors and outcomes associated with patients who leave emergency departments (EDs) without being seen in Victoria, Australia. METHODS This was a retrospective observational study of Victorian ED patient visits between July 1, 2000, and June 30, 2005, using linked hospital, ED, and death registration data. Index ED visits were identified for patients who left without being seen (LWBS) and for those who completed ED treatment and were… CONTINUE READING

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