The association between transfer of emergency department boarders to inpatient hallways and mortality: a 4-year experience.

@article{Viccellio2009TheAB,
  title={The association between transfer of emergency department boarders to inpatient hallways and mortality: a 4-year experience.},
  author={Asa Viccellio and Carolyn Santora and Adam John Singer and Henry C. Thode and Mark C. Henry},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={54 4},
  pages={487-91}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE We developed and implemented an institutional protocol aimed at reducing crowding by admitting boarded patients to hospital inpatient hallways. We hypothesized that transfer of admitted patients from the emergency department (ED) to inpatient hallways would be feasible and not create patient harm. METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study in a suburban, academic ED with an annual census of 70,000. We studied consecutive patients admitted from our ED between January 2004… CONTINUE READING