Strategies for managing a busy emergency department.

  title={Strategies for managing a busy emergency department.},
  author={Samuel G. Campbell and Douglas Sinclair},
  volume={6 4},
In a time of increased patient loads and emergency department (ED) exit block, the need for strategies to manage patient flow in the ED has become increasingly important. In March 2002 we contacted all 1282 members of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians and asked them to delineate strategies for enhancing ED patient flow and ED productivity without increasing stress levels, reducing care standards or compromising patient safety. Thirty physicians responded. Their suggested flow… 

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