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Whole-of-hospital response to admission access block: the need for a clinical revolution

Biswadev Mitra, Peter A Cameron and Pieter De Villiers Smit
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (6): 354-356.
Published online: 15 March 2010

To the Editor: We read with interest Walters and Dawson’s call for a clinical revolution to tackle access block1 and are heartened by the interest shown by general physicians in a problem that primarily affects the emergency department (ED). The efficient management of admitted medical patients is paramount to patient flow within the hospital, and “buy-in” from general physicians is essential.

  • Biswadev Mitra1
  • Peter A Cameron2
  • Pieter De Villiers Smit1

  • 1 Emergency and Trauma Centre, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: b.mitra@alfred.org.au

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