Journal article

Is Emergency Department length of stay associated with inpatient mortality?

Carol P Chong, Cilla Haywood, Anna Barker, Wen Kwang Lim

AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2013

Abstract

AIMS: To determine whether Emergency Department length of stay (EDLOS) greater than 8 hours (EDLOS > 8 hours) and less than 4 hours (EDLOS 8 hours was not associated with inpatient mortality (odds ratio 1.1; 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.9-1.4, P = 0.4), nor was EDLOS 8 hours was significantly associated with longer inpatient length of stay (IPLOS) (P 8 hours and EDLOS < 4 hours are not independently associated with mortality. A longer EDLOS is independently associated with longer IPLOS.

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