In this retrospective single center study of 151 ED-boarded patients, researchers found that 28% of them experience “undesirable events” (including missed medications and lab results, and adverse events). Although not compared to non-boarded patients, this rate of events is clearly undesirable (abstract).
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.