Title

Emergency department crowding and time to care in patients with acute stroke

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

4-2011

Journal

Stroke

Volume

Volume 42, Issue 4

Inclusive Pages

1074-1080

Keywords

Emergency Medical Services--trends; Emergency Service, Hospital--trends; Health Services Accessibility--trends; Quality of Health Care--trends; Stroke--therapy; Emergent Care; Disparities

Abstract

Background and Purpose—Emergency department (ED) crowding occurs when demands for ED care exceed the supply of available resources. Prior studies have shown that ED crowding is associated with a delay in provision of critical ED services, but the impact of ED crowding on acute stroke care has not been extensively studied.

Peer Reviewed

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