Association between waiting times and short term mortality and hospital admission after departure from emergency department: population based cohort study from Ontario, Canada.
Authors: Guttmann A, Schull MJ, Vermeulen MJ, Stukel TA
To determine whether patients who are not admitted to hospital after attending an emergency department during shifts with long waiting times are at risk for adverse events. Design Population based retrospective cohort study using health administrative databases. Setting High volume emergency departments in Ontario, Canada, fiscal years 2003-7.
PMID: 21632665 [PubMed - in process]