Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575347
Title:
Emergency Department Task Force: 2015
Authors:
Department of Health (DoH); Health Service Executive (HSE)
Citation:
Department of Health,
Publisher:
Department of Health (DoH)
Issue Date:
Apr-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575347
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Research on overcrowding in Emergency Departments (ED) increasingly demonstrates adverse patient outcomes. Prolonged wait times in ED lead to prolonged Inpatient length of stay (Liew et al, 2003), which in turn is not simply an issue of poor resource utilisation but also adversely impacts patient mortality (Spivulis et al, 2006). Where ED overcrowding persists, not only is quality of care compromised and outcomes poorer but patient mortality is increased, (Richardson 2006, Spivulis et al 2006, Richardson and Mountain 2009). Therefore, Emergency Department crowding is not just an issue of workflow but one of patient safety. This report builds on previous ed reports produced by the HSE.
Keywords:
HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT; EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health (DoH)en
dc.contributor.authorHealth Service Executive (HSE)en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-20T10:51:09Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-20T10:51:09Zen
dc.date.issued2015-04en
dc.identifier.citationDepartment of Health,en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/575347en
dc.descriptionResearch on overcrowding in Emergency Departments (ED) increasingly demonstrates adverse patient outcomes. Prolonged wait times in ED lead to prolonged Inpatient length of stay (Liew et al, 2003), which in turn is not simply an issue of poor resource utilisation but also adversely impacts patient mortality (Spivulis et al, 2006). Where ED overcrowding persists, not only is quality of care compromised and outcomes poorer but patient mortality is increased, (Richardson 2006, Spivulis et al 2006, Richardson and Mountain 2009). Therefore, Emergency Department crowding is not just an issue of workflow but one of patient safety. This report builds on previous ed reports produced by the HSE.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDepartment of Health (DoH)en
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENTen
dc.subjectEMERGENCY MANAGEMENTen
dc.titleEmergency Department Task Force: 2015en
dc.typeReporten
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