Emergency medicine physicians' ability to predict hospital admission at the time of triage.

Affiliation

Emergency Department, Regions Hospital, Saint Paul, MN, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

We seek to determine if experienced emergency medicine physicians can accurately predict the likelihood of admission for patients at the time of triage. Such predictions, if proven to be accurate, could decrease the time spent in the ED for patients who will ultimately be admitted by hastening downstream workflow.

Keywords

Hospital admission,Patient flow,Prediction,Triage,