Jonathan S. Olshaker
Boston Medical Center
Public healthPsychologyHuman factors and ergonomicsNames of the days of the weekOccupational safety and healthPediatricsInjury preventionEmergency medicineLegislationConcussionEmergency departmentAmbulance DiversionIntensive carePoison controlRisk managementMultivariate analysisFamily medicineSuicide preventionEmergency medical servicesMedical emergencyMedicineGerontology
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#1William G. Fernandez (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 14
#2Johnny Lee Park (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 1
Last. Jonathan S. Olshaker (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 11
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Study objective Although safety belt legislation exists for drivers in Massachusetts, there is an exemption for taxicab drivers. According to the most recent data from the Governor's Highway Safety Bureau, the observed safety belt use rate of drivers in Massachusetts is 64%. However, the safety belt use among taxicab drivers in Boston is unknown. Methods An observational study was conducted to assess the prevalence of safety belt use among taxicab drivers in Boston. We compared our findings with...
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#1Niels K. Rathlev (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 27
#2J. Chessare (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 2
Last. D. Obendorfer (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 2
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Study objectives: Emergency department (ED) diversion status is a result of a mismatch between ED capacity and various input, throughput, and output factors. It is important to measure these factors to manage ED flow and predict ambulance diversion. The most important output factor for most EDs is the inpatient medical-surgical occupancy rate, which varies considerably but predictably throughout the week. The medical-surgical occupancy rate was calculated as the sum of the number of patients occ...
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#1Niels K. Rathlev (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 27
#2J. Chessare (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 2
Last. D. Obendorfer (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 2
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Study objectives: Mean emergency department (ED) throughput time per day (TPT) measured from arrival to departure is influenced by input, throughput, and output factors. Knowledge of the relative effects of these factors on TPT is important in maximizing ED efficiency. Elective operating room surgical cases compete with ED patients for inpatient beds and vary in our hospital from zero on weekends to a median of 48 on weekdays. We measure the effect of the following daily variables on TPT: (1) nu...
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