Reasons for Delay in Inpatient Admission at an Emergency Department

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Authors : Eugene Nnamdi Nwauwa


In this article I shall examine the author’s perception about the burden of Emergency Department patient delay and the possible effects of this situation on the patient’s satisfaction. We want to see if the author’s analysis agrees with the existing literature especially as there are newer articles than this. Has the author indicated the advantage of determining the stage at which the delay occurs most? I would also want to determine if the study brought out possible solutions to the identified causes of delay in Emergency Department.

I will look at how other researchers see the issue of delay in Emergency Department and the solutions they have proffered, comparing it with what obtains here. I will like to agree with the write up where it is possible otherwise I will disagree with reasons, where I am not convinced. I will try to bring fresh reflections.


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