Access block: problems and progress

Daniel M Fatovich
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2003.tb05345.x
Published online: 19 May 2003

To the Editor: The editorial by Cameron and Campbell on access block is an excellent summary of the causes and potential solutions to access block.1 The effects of overcrowding in the emergency department (ED) have been previously reported, including risks to patient safety, prolonged pain and suffering, and decreased clinical productivity and effectiveness.2 Access to emergency care is impaired.

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