Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127634
Title:
The Transit/Admission Lounge study.
Authors:
Gilligan, P; O'Kelly, P; Hegarty, D; Winder, S
Affiliation:
Department of Emergency Medicine, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. peadargilligan@beaumont.ie
Citation:
The Transit/Admission Lounge study. 2009, 102 (1):19-21 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Jan-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127634
PubMed ID:
19284013
Abstract:
In response to persistent overcrowding of Emergency Departments in Ireland, the Department of Health and Health Service Executive provided funding for "Transit Lounge" areas to be built. These lounges were to provide a location for patients to wait in beds pending the availability of a ward bed. This research was performed to assess the impact of such a lounge on the overcrowding of the Emergency Department and on patient outcomes. The time period from the opening of the Transit Lounge was compared with the same period a year earlier. The Transit Lounge delivers a comfortable place for patients to wait. It does not reduce Emergency Department overcrowding and has been associated with an increased time waiting for a ward bed. The solution to overcrowding is the creation of real capacity in the system so that ward beds are available in acute hospitals for the "unscheduled unwell".
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Emergency Service, Hospital; Female; Health Services Accessibility; Health Services Needs and Demand; Hospitalization; Humans; Ireland; Male; Middle Aged; Time Factors; Waiting Lists
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGilligan, Pen
dc.contributor.authorO'Kelly, Pen
dc.contributor.authorHegarty, Den
dc.contributor.authorWinder, Sen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-07T08:49:30Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-07T08:49:30Z-
dc.date.issued2009-01-
dc.identifier.citationThe Transit/Admission Lounge study. 2009, 102 (1):19-21 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid19284013-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127634-
dc.description.abstractIn response to persistent overcrowding of Emergency Departments in Ireland, the Department of Health and Health Service Executive provided funding for "Transit Lounge" areas to be built. These lounges were to provide a location for patients to wait in beds pending the availability of a ward bed. This research was performed to assess the impact of such a lounge on the overcrowding of the Emergency Department and on patient outcomes. The time period from the opening of the Transit Lounge was compared with the same period a year earlier. The Transit Lounge delivers a comfortable place for patients to wait. It does not reduce Emergency Department overcrowding and has been associated with an increased time waiting for a ward bed. The solution to overcrowding is the creation of real capacity in the system so that ward beds are available in acute hospitals for the "unscheduled unwell".-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshEmergency Service, Hospital-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Accessibility-
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Needs and Demand-
dc.subject.meshHospitalization-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshTime Factors-
dc.subject.meshWaiting Lists-
dc.titleThe Transit/Admission Lounge study.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Emergency Medicine, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. peadargilligan@beaumont.ieen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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