TitleEffect of increased ICU capacity on emergency department length of stay and ambulance diversion.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsK McConnell, J, Richards, CF, Daya, M, Bernell, S, Weathers, CC, Lowe, RA
JournalAnnals of emergency medicine
Volume45
Issue5
Pagination471-8
Date Published2005 May
KeywordsUtilization Review
Abstract

Lack of inpatient bed availability has been identified as a major contributor to emergency department (ED) crowding. Our objective is to determine the changes in ED length of stay and ambulance diversion occurring in an urban, academic medical center after an increase in adult ICU beds.