ED boarding times increase ADEs in elderly

In this retrospective analysis of a single ED, elderly patients who were admitted but were boarded in the ED had a 3% increase in the rate of ADEs for every hour they were boarded. These statistics make it imperative to both understand the etiology of the ADEs in boarded ED patients, and to increase efforts to reduce boarding prevalence/times in admitted patients (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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