Exploring the challenges of patient flow in acute hospital settings: a Delphi study

Lawal, Muili (2020) Exploring the challenges of patient flow in acute hospital settings: a Delphi study. Evidence Based Nursing. p. 1. ISSN 1367-6539

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There is a global increase in the number of emergency department (ED) admissions due to various factors such as ageing population, comorbidities, improved healthcare system, changing clinical practice, winter pressure and emergence of new diseases and infection such as the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic. The impact of rising demand for services include prolonged ED stay, delayed admissions, cancelled elective procedures, lack of bed availability, poor patient experience and pressure on other departments1,2,3,6. To address this growing problem, waiting time is a key measure of performance and a four-hour target for ED is recommended3,6

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1136/ebnurs-2020-103308
Additional Information: This article has been accepted for publication in Evidence Based Nursing, 2020 following peer review, and the Version of Record can be accessed online at https://doi.org/10.1136/ebnurs-2020-103308. © Authors (or their employer(s)). Published by BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. Reuse of this manuscript version (excluding any databases, tables, diagrams, photographs and other images or illustrative material included where a another copyright owner is identified)is permitted strictly pursuant to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International (CC-BY-NC 4.0) http://creativecommons.org https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Subjects: Medicine and health > Nursing > Nursing practice
Medicine and health > Research methodologies
Medicine and health
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Depositing User: Muili Lawal
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2020 12:33
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 16:04
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/7337


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