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The probability of patients being admitted from the emergency department is negatively correlated to in-hospital bed occupancy - a registry study.

Blom, Mathias LU ; Jonsson, Fredrik; Landin-Olsson, Mona LU and Ivarsson, Kjell LU (2014) In International Journal of Emergency Medicine 7(8).
Abstract
The association between emergency department (ED) overcrowding and poor patient outcomes is well described, with recent work suggesting that the phenomenon causes delays in time-sensitive interventions, such as resuscitation. Even though most researchers agree on the fact that admitted patients boarding in the ED is a major contributing factor to ED overcrowding, little work explicitly addresses whether in-hospital occupancy is associated to the probability of patients being admitted from the ED. The objective of the present study is to investigate whether such an association exists.
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10.1186/1865-1380-7-8
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  abstract     = {The association between emergency department (ED) overcrowding and poor patient outcomes is well described, with recent work suggesting that the phenomenon causes delays in time-sensitive interventions, such as resuscitation. Even though most researchers agree on the fact that admitted patients boarding in the ED is a major contributing factor to ED overcrowding, little work explicitly addresses whether in-hospital occupancy is associated to the probability of patients being admitted from the ED. The objective of the present study is to investigate whether such an association exists.},
  author       = {Blom, Mathias and Jonsson, Fredrik and Landin-Olsson, Mona and Ivarsson, Kjell},
  issn         = {1865-1380},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {8},
  publisher    = {Springer Open},
  series       = {International Journal of Emergency Medicine},
  title        = {The probability of patients being admitted from the emergency department is negatively correlated to in-hospital bed occupancy - a registry study.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1865-1380-7-8},
  volume       = {7},
  year         = {2014},
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