Time Series Analysis of Emergency Department Length of Stay per 8-Hour Shift

@inproceedings{Rathlev2012TimeSA,
  title={Time Series Analysis of Emergency Department Length of Stay per 8-Hour Shift},
  author={Niels K. Rathlev and Dan Obendorfer and Laura Forsberg White and Casey M Rebholz and Brendan G. Magauran and W. Baker and Andrew S Ulrich and Linda Fisher and Jonathan S. Olshaker},
  booktitle={The western journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2012}
}
INTRODUCTION The mean emergency department (ED) length of stay (LOS) is considered a measure of crowding. This paper measures the association between LOS and factors that potentially contribute to LOS measured over consecutive shifts in the ED: shift 1 (7:00 am to 3:00 pm), shift 2 (3:00 pm to 11:00 pm), and shift 3 (11:00 pm to 7:00 am). METHODS SETTING University, inner-city teaching hospital. PATIENTS 91,643 adult ED patients between October 12, 2005 and April 30, 2007. DESIGN For… CONTINUE READING
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