ED patients prefer to board in inpatient hall while waiting for room

June 2007
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Jun2007, Vol. 81 Issue 6, p72
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The article discusses the study published online in the "Annals of Emergency Medicine" concerning the location preference of emergency department (ED) patients in the U.S. Patients who are admitted to the hospital but waiting for rooms to open up prefer to wait in inpatient hallways rather than in the ED, according to the study. Of those who expressed a preference for boarding location, 59 percent preferred inpatient hallways and 41 percent preferred emergency department hallways.


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