Journal of Education and
Research in Nursing
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Emergency Department Crowding and Possible Solutions


Koç Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Yüksek Okulu, İstanbul

Journal of Education and Research in Nursing 2010; 7: 20-24
Read: 661 Downloads: 280 Published: 01 April 2010

Hospital’s emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The number of patients admitted to the emergency departments is increasing day by day. Therefore patients are waiting longer to be seen, care of patients with severe conditions is being delayed, patients’ safety is at risk and observed mortality is increased. Although there are a variety of solutions for the emergency department crowding, all hospitals should determine their emergency department crowding reasons to solve the problem. In addition, in order to solve this problem low-cost but highly effective solutions such as full capacity protocol, early discharge and coordinating programs for elective surgery can be helpful in our country.

EISSN 2757-9204