Pediatric emergency department overcrowding and impact on patient flow outcomes.

@article{Timm2008PediatricED,
  title={Pediatric emergency department overcrowding and impact on patient flow outcomes.},
  author={Nathan Timm and Mona L. Ho and Joseph W Luria},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 9},
  pages={832-7}
}
BACKGROUND Understanding the impact of overcrowding in pediatric emergency departments (PEDs) on quality of care is a growing concern. Boarding admitted patients in the PED and increasing emergency department (ED) visits are two potentially significant factors affecting quality of care. OBJECTIVES The objective was to describe the impact ED boarding time and daily census have on the timeliness of care in a PED. METHODS Pediatric ED boarding time and daily census were determined each day… CONTINUE READING
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