The impact of ED boarding time, severity of illness, and discharge destination on outcomes of critically ill ED patients.

@article{Intas2012TheIO,
  title={The impact of ED boarding time, severity of illness, and discharge destination on outcomes of critically ill ED patients.},
  author={George Intas and Pantelis Stergiannis and Eleftheria Chalari and Kostas Tsoumakas and George A Fildissis},
  journal={Advanced emergency nursing journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={164-9}
}
This aim of this study was to determine the association between emergency department (ED) boarding time, severity of illness, and outcomes for critically ill patients. This was a prospective cohort study of ED patients who met criteria for admission to the intensive care unit (ICU). Patients were divided into 2 groups: those who spent less than 6 hr in the ED prior to transfer, and those who spent 6 hr or more. The groups were compared on the basis of severity of illness, Glasgow Coma Scale… CONTINUE READING
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