Literature review on emergency rooms overusage

Clark County, Nevada declared a state of emergency in July 2004 because individuals with symptoms of mental disorders were flooding hospital emergency rooms. 24 Boarding times for psychiatric patients in Georgia s emergency rooms average 34 hours, with many waiting several days for an inpatient bed in one of seven staterun department emergency of Review Literature department emergency on literature current the of was literature grey and review peer current the of.

Large A Indeed, of survey national inappropriately, EDs using population 3 groups payer all across high is overuse department emergency that shows research NEHI. Among patients who arrive with the same set of complaints as those with primary caretreatable conditions, 11. 1 needed immediate or emergency evaluation, 12. 5 required hospital admission, and 3. 4 went from the ED to the operating room. emergency department patients found that 56 percent of all visits were avoidable.

3 Similar rates were found in Massachusetts, where a recent study of ED use found that within all payer groups, the percentage of total ED visits classified as avoidable was nearly 50 percent (Figure 2). The authors conclude that strategies aimed at narrowly reducing use of the emergency room are unlikely to improve a community's general This article presents a systematic review of the US literature on factors influencing the decision to visit the emergency department for nonurgent conditions. Strategies for Reducing Emergency Department Overuse.

By Debra Wood, RN, contributor. May 19, 2014 Access to healthcare through the emergency department presents an avenue for people not necessarily suffering from the life and limbthreatening conditions such departments are designed to address. Overuse leads to needless An extensive overview of the current peer review and grey literature was undertaken to identify the current knowledge base on the optimal staffing mixes in emergency



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