Staffing, capacity, and ambulance diversion in emergency departments: United States, 2003-04.

@article{Burt2006StaffingCA,
  title={Staffing, capacity, and ambulance diversion in emergency departments: United States, 2003-04.},
  author={Catharine W Burt and Linda F. McCaig},
  journal={Advance data},
  year={2006},
  volume={376},
  pages={1-23}
}
OBJECTIVE The increased demand for emergency department (ED) services over the past decade has resulted in crowding. This report presents estimates of structure and process characteristics of hospital EDs related to their capacity to treat medical and surgical emergencies. Estimates of EDs experiencing crowded conditions are also presented. METHODS Several facility supplements were added to the 2003-04 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS), which were completed by hospital… CONTINUE READING
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