|Title||Effect of increased ICU capacity on emergency department length of stay and ambulance diversion.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Authors||K McConnell, J, Richards, CF, Daya, M, Bernell, S, Weathers, CC, Lowe, RA|
|Journal||Annals of emergency medicine|
|Date Published||2005 May|
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.