The effect of triage diagnostic standing orders on emergency department treatment time.

@article{Retezar2011TheEO,
  title={The effect of triage diagnostic standing orders on emergency department treatment time.},
  author={Rodica Retezar and Edward S. Bessman and R P Ding and Scott Zeger and Melissa Lee McCarthy},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={89-99.e2}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE Triage standing orders are used in emergency departments (EDs) to initiate evaluation when there is no bed available. This study evaluates the effect of diagnostic triage standing orders on ED treatment time of adult patients who presented with a chief complaint for which triage standing orders had been developed. METHODS We conducted a retrospective nested cohort study of patients treated in one academic ED between January 2007 and August 2009. In this ED, triage nurses can… CONTINUE READING
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