The Decision to Admit. What is the impact of Emergency Department Census?

: 2 credits
Expiry Date
: None
CPD Units
: 2.00 Points
: 2.5/4

The objective of this paper was to evaluate the effect of the emergency department census on disposition decisions made by the emergency department doctors.

Keywords: Census, admission, emergency, patient

Reading material:

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this module is to provide an overview of the impact the emergency department physicians have on the decision on admitting a patient and the factors that may influence the decision to admit.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. the factors that may influence a physician to admit the patient.
  2. under certain circumstances admissions are unnecessary and costly.
  3. how crowding in a facility can impact the decision making process.

Instruction for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz at the end
  • You need to pass the quiz and complete the course rating to generate the module certificate at the end
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz
  • The pass grade is 70%
  • Please click on the CPD certificate link to claim your certificate and to update your CPD Manager

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