Acuity and severity of patients attending 28 Queensland hospitals emergency departments in 2008-09 [Conference Abstract]

Hou, Xiang-Yu and Toloo, Sam and FitzGerald, Gerard (2011) Acuity and severity of patients attending 28 Queensland hospitals emergency departments in 2008-09 [Conference Abstract]. Australasian Epidemiologist, 18 (2). p. 89. ISSN 1327-8835


Abstract

Overcrowding of hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) in Australia is a complex issue of high public and professional prominence, resulted from a combination of increasing demands, increased complexity of care and Access Block. The aim of this study is to describe the distribution of the acuity and severity of current Queensland ED patients to better understand ED users...


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2021 03:05
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2021 06:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: emergency department; hospitals; Queensland; acuity; severity
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110305 Emergency Medicine
Fields of Research (2020): 32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3202 Clinical sciences > 320207 Emergency medicine
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/42361

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