TITLE

Elderly face longer bed wait times in hospitals

AUTHOR(S)
Lessard, Shawna
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/1/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 1, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on a report issued by the Canadian Institute for Health Information which states that sicker and older patients may be mandated to have longer wait times on hospital emergency departments prior to their admission and transfer to an acute care bed. It highlights that significant variations in the patients' length of waiting time may take place after being admitted to hospital beds. In fact, in the year 2005, more or less half of the patients waited for 1.7 hours or less after admitted.
ACCESSION #
27983762

 

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