Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Influences of ambulance arrival on emergency department wait times
by Milchiker, Steven J., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 56; 1524140
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to determine if hospital emergency service management of ambulance services reduces wait time in Emergency Departments (ED). The study seeks to determine the impact that arrival by ambulance has on a patients wait time to be seen by a physician in the ED and to determine why an ambulance arrival makes a difference in wait time.

In this project the data unitized secondary survey data from the 2009 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS). The software used for running statistical analysis was the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 20. Therefore, the implications of this study are that its results can inform better ED management in order to reduce wait time and to improve the quality of care and the lives of hospital staff.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reynolds, Grace
Commitee: Acosta-Deprez, Veronica, Sinay, Tony
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Care Administration
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Public health, Health care management
Keywords: Ambulance, Emergency Department, Wait times
Publication Number: 1524140
ISBN: 978-1-303-52118-8
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