Short emergency department length of stay attributed to full-body digital radiography - a review of 3 paediatric cases

dc.contributor.authorKoning, Lizanne
dc.contributor.authorDouglas, Tania S
dc.contributor.authorPitcher, Richard
dc.contributor.authorVan As, A B Sebastian
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-23T07:42:17Z
dc.date.available2017-06-23T07:42:17Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.date.updated2016-01-11T10:19:43Z
dc.description.abstractMultiple casualties strain the resources of emergency departments. Two polytraumatised patients arriving simultaneously can overwhelm a small community hospital, while the capacity of a large urban emergency department does not extend beyond the treatment of 3 - 4 severely injured patients at the same time using the routine trauma protocol.1 Emergency department overcrowding because of multiple casualties leads to increased length of stay and can have an adverse effect on patient outcome. Variations from the norm in trauma management, particularly during the initial assessment and resuscitation phase of care, during a multiple casualty incident, has been associated with 10% and 9% incidence of preventable morbidity and mortality, respectively.2 Inadequate evaluation may contribute to up to 30% of early deaths in children with polytrauma.3
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.7196/SAMJ.1169
dc.identifier.apacitationKoning, L., Douglas, T. S., Pitcher, R., & Van As, A. B. S. (2006). Short emergency department length of stay attributed to full-body digital radiography - a review of 3 paediatric cases. <i>South African Medical Journal</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24609en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationKoning, Lizanne, Tania S Douglas, Richard Pitcher, and A B Sebastian Van As "Short emergency department length of stay attributed to full-body digital radiography - a review of 3 paediatric cases." <i>South African Medical Journal</i> (2006) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24609en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationKoning, L., Douglas, T., Pitcher, R., & van As, A. (2006). Short emergency department lenght of stay attributed to full-body digital radiography - a review of 3 paediatric cases. South African Medical Journal, 96(7), 613.
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Koning, Lizanne AU - Douglas, Tania S AU - Pitcher, Richard AU - Van As, A B Sebastian AB - Multiple casualties strain the resources of emergency departments. Two polytraumatised patients arriving simultaneously can overwhelm a small community hospital, while the capacity of a large urban emergency department does not extend beyond the treatment of 3 - 4 severely injured patients at the same time using the routine trauma protocol.1 Emergency department overcrowding because of multiple casualties leads to increased length of stay and can have an adverse effect on patient outcome. Variations from the norm in trauma management, particularly during the initial assessment and resuscitation phase of care, during a multiple casualty incident, has been associated with 10% and 9% incidence of preventable morbidity and mortality, respectively.2 Inadequate evaluation may contribute to up to 30% of early deaths in children with polytrauma.3 DA - 2006 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - South African Medical Journal LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2006 T1 - Short emergency department length of stay attributed to full-body digital radiography - a review of 3 paediatric cases TI - Short emergency department length of stay attributed to full-body digital radiography - a review of 3 paediatric cases UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24609 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/24609
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationKoning L, Douglas TS, Pitcher R, Van As ABS. Short emergency department length of stay attributed to full-body digital radiography - a review of 3 paediatric cases. South African Medical Journal. 2006; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24609.en_ZA
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Human Biologyen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Health Sciencesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.sourceSouth African Medical Journal
dc.source.urihttp://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samj
dc.titleShort emergency department length of stay attributed to full-body digital radiography - a review of 3 paediatric cases
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