Shan W Liu
Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
- Established and novel initiatives to reduce crowding in emergency departmentsShan W Liu
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
West J Emerg Med 14:85-9. 2013..We sought to determine the degree that ACEP-identified high-impact initiatives for ED crowding and vertical patient flow have been implemented in academic EDs in the United States (U.S.)...
- Frequent ED users: are most visits for mental health, alcohol, and drug-related complaints?Shan W Liu
Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA Electronic address
Am J Emerg Med 31:1512-5. 2013..To determine whether frequent emergency department (ED) users are more likely to make at least one and a majority of visits for mental health, alcohol, or drug-related complaints compared to non-frequent users...
- A mixed-methods study of the quality of care provided to patients boarding in the emergency department: comparing emergency department and inpatient responsibility modelsShan W Liu
Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Zero Emerson, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Med Care Res Rev 69:679-98. 2012..A theoretically better responsibility model may not deliver better care to boarded patients because of cultural, resource prioritization, and systems issues...
- A pilot study examining undesirable events among emergency department-boarded patients awaiting inpatient bedsShan W Liu
Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Ann Emerg Med 54:381-5. 2009..We describe the frequency of undesirable events among patients boarding at a single, urban, tertiary, teaching emergency department (ED) through retrospective chart abstraction...
- An empirical assessment of boarding and quality of care: delays in care among chest pain, pneumonia, and cellulitis patientsShan W Liu
Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Acad Emerg Med 18:1339-48. 2011..To the best of our knowledge, no study has compared the quality of care of boarded and nonboarded patients...
- A conceptual model for assessing quality of care for patients boarding in the emergency department: structure-process-outcomeShan W Liu
Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
Acad Emerg Med 18:430-5. 2011..The goal of the conceptual model is to create a practical framework on which a research and policy agenda can be based to measure and improve quality of care for boarded patients...
- Emergency department crowding and risk of preventable medical errorsStephen K Epstein
Department of Emergency Medicine, W CC 2, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Intern Emerg Med 7:173-80. 2012..Further study is needed to determine the generalizability of these results. Should such research confirm our findings, we would suggest that mitigating ED crowding may reduce the occurrence of preventable medical errors...
- Boarding is associated with higher rates of medication delays and adverse events but fewer laboratory-related delaysJiraporn Sri-On
Emergency Department, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Am J Emerg Med 32:1033-6. 2014..We compared the rate of delays and adverse events at the event level that occur while boarding in the ED vs while on an inpatient unit...
- A comparison of patients diagnosed with pulmonary embolism who are ≥65 years with patients <65 yearsPhilip Cefalo
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Center for Vascular Emergencies, Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Am J Cardiol 115:681-6. 2015..Age-specific guideline definitions of submassive PE may better identify high-risk patients...
- Evaluation of older adult patients with falls in the emergency department: discordance with national guidelinesGregory Tirrell
Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Acad Emerg Med 22:461-7. 2015..The objective was to examine whether the emergency department (ED) evaluation of older adult fallers is concordant with the Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines...
- Emergency department contrast practices for abdominal/pelvic computed tomography-a national survey and comparison with the american college of radiology appropriateness criteria(®)Joshua S Broder
Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
J Emerg Med 44:423-33. 2013..Controversy exists regarding the need for contrast agents for emergency abdominal computed tomography (CT)...
- The frequency and cost of redundant laboratory testing for transferred ED patientsJonathan G Rogg
Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Am J Emerg Med 31:1121-3. 2013..The goal of this study was to calculate the frequency and estimated costs of repeat normal laboratory testing of patients transferred to a tertiary care emergency department (ED)...