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Solutions To Emergency Department ‘Boarding’ And Crowding Are Underused And May Need To Be Legislated

Overview of attention for article published in Health Affairs, August 2012
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Mentioned by

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50 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
49 tweeters

Citations

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66 Dimensions

Readers on

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114 Mendeley
Title
Solutions To Emergency Department ‘Boarding’ And Crowding Are Underused And May Need To Be Legislated
Published in
Health Affairs, August 2012
DOI 10.1377/hlthaff.2011.0786
Pubmed ID
Authors

Elaine Rabin, Keith Kocher, Mark McClelland, Jesse Pines, Ula Hwang, Niels Rathlev, Brent Asplin, N. Seth Trueger, Ellen Weber

Abstract

The practice of keeping admitted patients on stretchers in hospital emergency department hallways for hours or days, called "boarding," causes emergency department crowding and can be harmful to patients. Boarding increases patients' morbidity, lengths of hospital stay, and mortality. Strategies that optimize bed management reduce boarding by improving the efficiency of hospital patient flow, but these strategies are grossly underused. Convincing hospital leaders of the value of such solutions, and educating patients to advocate for such changes, may promote improvements. If these strategies do not work, legislation may be required to effect meaningful change.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 4%
Unknown 110 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 31 27%
Researcher 15 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 10%
Other 10 9%
Student > Bachelor 10 9%
Other 27 24%
Unknown 10 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 40 35%
Nursing and Health Professions 19 17%
Engineering 9 8%
Social Sciences 9 8%
Business, Management and Accounting 7 6%
Other 13 11%
Unknown 17 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 438. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 November 2019.
All research outputs
#22,650
of 13,995,321 outputs
Outputs from Health Affairs
#96
of 5,202 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#105
of 124,147 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Health Affairs
#2
of 98 outputs
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