Overcrowding, an emergency for EDs

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Overcrowding is a global concern for emergency departments (EDs) around the world. ED volume continues to grow at a steady pace, and as a result, hospitals are faced with increased adverse patient outcomes, higher mortality rates, longer lengths of stay and increased readmissions.

This short video from EBSCO Health’s Chief Nursing Officer, Diane Hanson, looks at strategies to improve overcrowding and how nursing triage competence contributes to improved outcomes.