Are reductions in emergency department length of stay associated with improvements in quality of care? A difference-in-differences analysis

BMJ quality & safety, Volume 25, Issue 7, 2015.

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Emergency departmentHealth policyHealthcare quality improvementPerformance measures

Abstract:

These results suggest that a policy approach that targets only reductions in ED LOS is not associated with broader improvements in selected quality measures. At the same time, there is no evidence that efforts to address crowding have a detrimental effect on quality of care.

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