Report on the 4-h rule and National Emergency Access Target (NEAT) in Australia: time to review.

@article{Staib2016ReportOT,
  title={Report on the 4-h rule and National Emergency Access Target (NEAT) in Australia: time to review.},
  author={Andrew Staib and Clair Sullivan and Bronwyn Ruth Griffin and Anthony Bell and Ian A Scott},
  journal={Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association},
  year={2016},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={319-323}
}
Objective The aim of the present study was to provide a summary of a systematic review of literature reporting benefits and limitations of implementing National Emergency Access Target (NEAT), a target stipulating that a certain proportion of patients presenting to hospital emergency departments are admitted or discharged within 4h of presentation. Methods A systematic review of published literature using specific search terms, snowballing techniques applied to retrieved references and Google… CONTINUE READING
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