Emergency department operations and design

This section accepts articles on patient management in the Emergency Department, quality and efficiency metrics, computer applications including decision support, CPOE, EMR.

  1. Research article

    Primary triage nurses do not divert patients away from the emergency department at times of high in-hospital bed occupancy - a retrospective cohort study

    Emergency department (ED) overcrowding is frequently described in terms of input- throughput and output. In order to reduce ED input, a concept called primary triage has been introduced in several Swedish EDs....

    Mathias C Blom, Karin Erwander, Lars Gustafsson, Mona Landin-Olsson, Fredrik Jonsson and Kjell Ivarsson

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:39

    Published on: 22 September 2016

  2. Research article

    A generic method for evaluating crowding in the emergency department

    Crowding in the emergency department (ED) has been studied intensively using complicated non-generic methods that may prove difficult to implement in a clinical setting. This study sought to develop a generic ...

    Andreas Halgreen Eiset, Mogens Erlandsen, Anders Brøns Møllekær, Julie Mackenhauer and Hans Kirkegaard

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:21

    Published on: 14 June 2016

  3. Research article

    A practical method for predicting frequent use of emergency department care using routinely available electronic registration data

    Accurately predicting future frequent emergency department (ED) utilization can support a case management approach and ultimately reduce health care costs. This study assesses the feasibility of using routinel...

    Jianmin Wu, Shaun J. Grannis, Huiping Xu and John T. Finnell

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:12

    Published on: 9 February 2016

  4. Research article

    Prospective stratification of patients at risk for emergency department revisit: resource utilization and population management strategy implications

    Estimating patient risk of future emergency department (ED) revisits can guide the allocation of resources, e.g. local primary care and/or specialty, to better manage ED high utilization patient populations an...

    Bo Jin, Yifan Zhao, Shiying Hao, Andrew Young Shin, Yue Wang, Chunqing Zhu, Zhongkai Hu, Changlin Fu, Jun Ji, Yong Wang, Yingzhen Zhao, Yunliang Jiang, Dorothy Dai, Devore S. Culver, Shaun T. Alfreds, Todd Rogow…

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:10

    Published on: 3 February 2016