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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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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

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48 tweeters

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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.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 3%
Unknown 153 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 37 24%
Lecturer 18 11%
Researcher 16 10%
Student > Bachelor 12 8%
Other 11 7%
Other 37 24%
Unknown 26 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 45 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 37 24%
Social Sciences 10 6%
Engineering 9 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 7 4%
Other 13 8%
Unknown 36 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 681. 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 29 April 2020.
All research outputs
#12,506
of 15,565,566 outputs
Outputs from Health Affairs
#45
of 5,467 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#47
of 128,981 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Health Affairs
#1
of 98 outputs
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