Acuity and severity of patients attending 28 Queensland hospitals emergency departments in 2008-09

Hou, X., Toloo, S., & FitzGerald, G. (2011) Acuity and severity of patients attending 28 Queensland hospitals emergency departments in 2008-09. In Australasia Epidemiology Association Annual Conference : Combining Tradition and Innovation, 19-21 September 2011, Burswood Conference Centre, Perth, WA.

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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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ID Code: 54121
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Emergency Department, Hospital, acuity, severity, Queensland
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 [Please consult the author]
Deposited On: 11 Oct 2012 23:18
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2015 08:23

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