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Analysis of the distribution of time that patients spend in emergency departments

Locker, T.E. and Mason, S.M. (2005) Analysis of the distribution of time that patients spend in emergency departments. BMJ, 330 (7501). pp. 1188-1189. ISSN 0959-8146

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The NHS Plan stated: "By 2004 no one should be waiting more than four hours in Accident and Emergency from arrival to admission, transfer or discharge." This target was changed to allow for certain clinical exceptions, and since January 2005, 98% of patients must spend less than four hours there. We analysed the distribution of time spent by patients in emergency departments in England.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Health and Related Research (Sheffield) > Medical Care Research Unit (Sheffield)
The University of Sheffield > University of Sheffield Research Centres and Institutes > Medical Care Research Unit (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2008 12:31
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2008 12:31
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.38440.588449.AE
Status: Published
Publisher: BMJ Publishing
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1136/bmj.38440.588449.AE
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4825

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