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Commentary on “A Hospitalist-Led Team to Manage Patient Boarding in the Emergency Department: Impact on Hospital Length of Stay and Cost”

Authors: Amy A. Ernst, MD


As emergency medicine physicians, we are all too familiar with overcrowding in the emergency department (ED). Previous ED studies have shown that overcrowding occurs anywhere from 12% to 73% of the time. In fact, scales have been validated to determine the presence of overcrowding and predict the degree of overcrowding.1

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