Prevalence of prolonged length of stay in an emergency department located in urban Denmark: A Retrospective Health Records Repository Review

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Prolonged length of stay in emergency departments is associated with increased hospitalization, hospital-acquired pressure ulcers, medication errors, and mortality. In acute admissions in Denmark in 2018, 67% of patients experienced waiting time from arrival to examination. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of prolonged length of stay (≥6 hours) and identify risk factors related to input, throughput, and output components.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Emergency Nursing
Pages (from-to)P102.E1- 102.E12
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022

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