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Soaring ED Visits Cause Hospital Overcrowding

Nine in 10 emergency department visits were for acute conditions in 2008 and overuse is cause for concern, according to a report released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

1 comments on "Soaring ED Visits Cause Hospital Overcrowding"
Roger Heath (11/19/2010 at 4:59 PM)

In the UK and outside the U.S. the answer to this has been teletriage intelligently determining what is emergent or nonemergent and qualifying transports. It may also be used to safely and quickly assess patients in the ED, often times in just 6-8 minutes. For reference materials on this topic see Roger Heath