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dc.contributor.advisorStones, Michael
dc.contributor.authorMaranzan, Brent Nereo
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-16T20:21:48Z
dc.date.available2012-10-16T20:21:48Z
dc.date.created2011-08
dc.date.issued2012-10-16
dc.identifier.urihttp://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca/handle/2453/145
dc.description.abstractEmergency departments (ED) exist for the purpose of caring for patients with urgent or life-threatening conditions which are time sensitive to treat. ED crowding is a condition where demand for ED services exceed the facility's capability of meeting that demand, and often results in increased wait times for services. This thesis explored the factors related to ED crowding in an academic health sciences centre located in Northwestern Ontario. Predictors of frequent use were also examined, as were potential explanatory variables for an observed 18% increase in ED visits over a 5-year period.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectEmergency departments (ED)en_US
dc.subjectED overcrowdingen_US
dc.subjectCauses of ED crowdingen_US
dc.subjectFactors leading to frequent useen_US
dc.titleCrowding and frequent use of emergency department services in a Northwestern Ontario academic health sciences centreen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
etd.degree.nameM.P.H.en_US
etd.degree.levelMasteren_US
etd.degree.disciplinePublic Healthen_US
etd.degree.grantorLakehead Universityen_US


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