Emergency departments serve many functions in the current U.S. healthcare system, including initial management of patients with critical illnesses and primary care for a growing proportion of the population.
Overcrowding of emergency departments is a growing problem.
Delays in admitting patients to inpatient units have been reported as a contributing factor to overcrowding.
To date, the effect of the critically ill patients on the emergency department has not been fully described.
It was the purpose of this study to examine the incidence of critical illness in the emergency department and its total burden as reflected in emergency department length of stay.
Prospective, cohort study in 17,900 emergency department patients.
Mots-clés Pascal : Unité soin intensif, Service hospitalier, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Réanimation, Homme, Etude statistique, Maladie, Indice gravité, Incidence, Hospitalisation, Durée
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Intensive care unit, Hospital ward, United States, North America, America, Resuscitation, Human, Statistical study, Disease, Severity score, Incidence, Hospitalization, Duration
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0538196
Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 199406.