TITLE

The junkyard dogs find their teeth: addressing the crisis of admitted patients in Canadian emergency departments

AUTHOR(S)
Abu-Laban, Riyad B.
PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
CJEM: Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine;Nov2006, Vol. 8 Issue 6, p388
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article comments on issues concerning the crisis of admitted patients in Canadian emergency departments (ED). Major problems involves hospital overcrowding, with excessive and unsafe use of the ED to house admitted patients. In an attempt to address these problems, emergency physicians outline a recommendation using existing hospital resources, and by sharing the excess workload equally throughout the hospital rather than placing a disproportionate share of the burden in the ED.
ACCESSION #
23315319

 

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