the Patients Journey Through Surgical Admission Ward Versus Emergency Department
Emergency departments are established in 20 hospitals in Denmark in order to improve the quality for the acute patients.
A group of acute patients which require timely assessment and plan from a specialist is patients with abdominal pain.
the aim of the present study is to evaluate whether the admission of the group of patients to emergency departments reduces the time to doctor, specialist and plan compared to the traditional admission to a surgical acute ward.
Waiting Time in Emergency Department
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
- time in minutes [ Time Frame: up to 24 hours after admission ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]the time in minutes from the patient is admitted until the patient is seen by a doctor and until a treatment plan is recorded
|Study Start Date:||February 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|admitted to emergency department|
|patients admitted to surgical ward|