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New Zealand health professionals do not agree about what defines appropriate attendance at an emergency department.

Authors
  • Richardson, Sandra
  • Ardagh, Michael
  • Hider, Philip
Type
Published Article
Journal
The New Zealand medical journal
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2006
Volume
119
Issue
1232
Identifiers
PMID: 16633392
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

While there are some areas of general agreement, there is no clear consensus between the professionals surveyed regarding the concept of 'appropriateness.' This has implications for any interventions aimed at addressing ED 'overcrowding' that assume the presence of a consensus understanding of this concept.

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