The association between a prolonged stay in the emergency department and adverse events in older patients admitted to hospital: a retrospective cohort study.

@article{AckroydStolarz2011TheAB,
  title={The association between a prolonged stay in the emergency department and adverse events in older patients admitted to hospital: a retrospective cohort study.},
  author={Stacy A Ackroyd-Stolarz and Judith Read Guernsey and Neil J Mackinnon and George K{\'o}vacs},
  journal={BMJ quality & safety},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 7},
  pages={564-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Patient safety studies have identified older adults as a high-risk group for adverse events (AEs). As frequent users of the emergency department (ED), they are vulnerable to the negative consequences of ED crowding. The study objective was to determine whether a prolonged ED stay is associated with an increased risk for the occurrence of AEs for older patients admitted to hospital. METHODS This retrospective cohort study was conducted at the largest adult tertiary care facility in… CONTINUE READING
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