Life and Death in the Emergency Department

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Essay #: 066874
Total text length is 12,392 characters (approximately 8.5 pages).

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Life and Death in the Emergency Department
A few years ago, my friend cut his foot on New Year’s Eve and we had to go to the emergency room for treatment. The emergency was crowded and we waited for over an hour before my friend was attended to. As I was waiting with my friend I could hear the staff complaining about working on New Year’s Eve. The emergency room was overcrowded and we waited for a long time. I will examine the extent and the effects of overcrowding in the emergency rooms in Canada because of this experience.In this paper I will examine the indicators of overcrowding in Canadian emergency rooms, identify the causes and the impact of the overcrowding on the quality of care provided and review some of the strategies that can...
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