Shan W Liu
Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 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...
- 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.)...
- 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)...
- 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)...