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Walkouts from the emergency department: characteristics, reasons and medical care needs.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
Publication Date
Volume
21
Issue
5
Pages
354–359
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/MEJ.0000000000000086
PMID: 24080998
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The average observed daily walkout rate was 1.4 patients over the 4-month period. In general, walkouts are self-referrals with lower urgent complaints, arriving during the evening or night shift or during crowded conditions. Most walkouts leave because of perceived long waiting times.

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