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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium|
|State||Published - 2008|
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