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Journal Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health
Objective: The economic benefits of reducing emergency department (ED) crowding are potentially substantial as they may decrease hospital length of stay. Hospital administrators and public officials may therefore be motivated to implement crowding protocols. We sought to identify a potential cost of ED crowding by evaluating the contribution of excess ED length of stay (LOS) to overall hospital length of stay. Methods: We performed a retrospective review of administrative data of adult patientsfatcat:aazgcvzvj5anxnv5eetylseoaa