Linda Fisher
Tufts University
Volume (computing)Time seriesHealth careRetrospective cohort studyNames of the days of the weekPediatricsEmergency medicineAutoregressive integrated moving averageIntensive care unitTriageResuscitationPatient safetyMEDLINETrauma centerEmergency departmentTriage nurseIntensive careNursing workloadTeaching hospitalTwo stepKey factorsRetrospective reviewMultivariate analysisConfidence intervalMedical emergencyMedicine
Publications 4
#1Niels K. Rathlev (BMC: Boston Medical Center)H-Index: 27
#2Daniel T. Obendorfer (Tufts University)H-Index: 2
Last. Jonathan S. Olshaker (Tufts University)H-Index: 11
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Author(s): Rathlev, Niels K.; Obendorfer, Daniel; White, Laura F.; Rebholz, Casey M.; Magauran, Brendan; Baker, Willie; Ulrich, Andrew; Fisher, Linda; Olshaker, Jonathan | Abstract: Introduction: The mean emergency department (ED) length of stay (LOS) is considered a measure of crowding. This paper measures the association between LOS and factors that potentially contribute to LOS measured over consecutive shifts in the ED: shift 1 (7:00 AM to 3:00 PM), shift 2 (3:00 PM to 11:00PM), and shift 3 ...
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#1Niels K. RathlevH-Index: 27
#2D. ObendorferH-Index: 2
Last. Jonathan S. OlshakerH-Index: 11
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#1Niels K. RathlevH-Index: 27
#2John ChessareH-Index: 1
Last. Eugene Litvak (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)H-Index: 14
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Study objective We measure the effect of various input, throughput, and output factors on daily emergency department (ED) mean length of stay per patient (daily mean length of stay). Methods The study was a retrospective review of 93,274 ED visits between April 15, 2002, and December 31, 2003. The association between the daily mean length of stay and the independent variables was assessed with autoregressive moving average time series analysis (ARIMA). The following independent variables were me...
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#1Linda Fisher (BMC: Boston Medical Center)H-Index: 2
#2Kathryn C. WhalenH-Index: 1
584 espite profound efforts by skilled nurses, wait D time for patients to be triaged was a growing concern. We asked ourselves, ‘‘What if a patient with symptoms of an acute event, such as chest pain or stroke, quietly waits his turn to see a triage nurse and in the process, precious time is lost? ’’ We realize not all of those we care for declare themselves at the threshold. Receiving approval for a long-awaited construction project provided an outstanding opportunity to redesign our triage pr...
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