Association between emergency department length of stay and patient outcomes: a systematic review protocol.

Luke Burgess, Sonia Hines, Kathryn Kynoch

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Abstract

Review question: The question of this review is: what is the association between emergency department length of stay and patient outcomes? More specifically, what is the association between the length of time a patient spends in the emergency department and outcomes, including, but not limited to: mortality, omitted episodes of care (e.g. non-administration of prescribed medication), adverse events, time to treatment (e.g. time to analgesia or time to operating theater), inpatient length of stay, leave without being seen rate and patient satisfaction?.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1361-1366
Number of pages6
JournalJBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Emergency department
  • patient outcomes
  • Boarding
  • Quality of care
  • Patient outcomes
  • Length of stay

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