Critical decision making : managing the emergency department in an overcrowded hospital.
Hospital and emergency department overcrowding is a serious and growing problem nationwide.
Although EDs are organized around the goals of rapid patient assessment, stabilization, and prompt admission to the hospital, an increasing number are being required to hold admitted floor and critical care patients for extended periods due to lack of vacant inpatient beds.
Provision of acceptable patient care under such circumstances requires a fundamental reordering of ED priorities and procedures.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prise décision, Urgence, Service hospitalier, Temps attente, Organisation hospitalière, Surpopulation, Qualité, Soin, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Decision making, Emergency, Hospital ward, Waiting time, Hospital organization, Crowding, Quality, Care, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0486773
Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 199406.