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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
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 [Please consult the author]
    Deposited On: 12 Oct 2012 09:18
    Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 21:00

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