Survey of directors of emergency departments in California on overcrowding.

@article{Richards2000SurveyOD,
  title={Survey of directors of emergency departments in California on overcrowding.},
  author={John R Richards and Marcos de Lima Navarro and Robert Wayne Derlet},
  journal={The Western journal of medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={172 6},
  pages={
          385-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To survey the directors of emergency departments in California on their opinions of the extent and factors associated with overcrowding in emergency departments. METHODS Surveys were mailed to a random sample of emergency department directors. Questions included estimated magnitude, frequency, causes, and effects of overcrowding. RESULTS Of 160 directors surveyed, 113 (71%) responded, and 109 (96%) reported overcrowding as a problem. All (n = 21) university or county hospital… CONTINUE READING
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