Changes in patient mortality based on increased patient load in the emergency department.

Sheraz F. Noormohammad, Shaun Grannis, John Finnell

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Abstract

Being able to better understand the effects of emergency department overcrowding can improve patient outcome. We propose to evaluate various predictors of mortality based on our ability to identify at what point an ED becomes too busy causing decreased quality of care. The study aims to utilize information from hospital records and statewide death records to find significant increases in mortality associated with presenting to the ED during a busy period of time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1059
Number of pages1
JournalAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium
StatePublished - 2008

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Hospital Emergency Service
Death Certificates
Mortality
Hospital Records
Quality of Health Care

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