Patients who present to the emergency department and leave without being seen: prevalence, predictors and outcomes.

@article{Crilly2013PatientsWP,
  title={Patients who present to the emergency department and leave without being seen: prevalence, predictors and outcomes.},
  author={Julia Crilly and Nerolie F Bost and Lukman Thalib and Jo Timms and Heidi Gleeson},
  journal={European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={248-55}
}
OBJECTIVE To identify the prevalence, predictors and outcomes of patients who leave without being seen (LWBS) in one hospital emergency department (ED). MATERIALS AND METHODS A descriptive, retrospective cohort study design was used. Data were extracted from the ED Information System. Multivariate logistic regression identified independent predictors of patients who LWBS. Two main outcomes were studied: the proportion of patients who waited longer than recommended and the proportion of… CONTINUE READING
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