Merel Van Loon
van der Linden M, Balk F, Van Der Hoeven B, Van Loon M, De Voeght F, van der Linden N. Emergency department care for patients with mental health problems, a longitudinal registry study and a before and after intervention study. Int Emerg Nurs. 2019;: pubmed publisher
..In the before and after intervention study, number of presentations increased even more while LOS decreased significantly. Specialist psychiatric input reduces ED LOS. ..
van der Linden M, Van Loon M, Feenstra N, van der Linden N. Assessing bottlenecks in Emergency Department flow of patients with abdominal pain. Int Emerg Nurs. 2018;40:1-5 pubmed publisher
..The optimization of ED flow for patients with abdominal pain depends on coordinated efforts between ED staff, medical specialists, radiology and laboratory staff, staff from inpatient units, and hospital supporting services. ..
van der Linden M, Van Loon M, Gaakeer M, Richards J, Derlet R, van der Linden N. A different crowd, a different crowding level? The predefined thresholds of crowding scales may not be optimal for all emergency departments. Int Emerg Nurs. 2018;41:25-30 pubmed publisher
..Determining a cut-off level at which a specific ED can be identified as crowded is important, because the predefined mNEDOCS categories may not be optimal for all EDs. ..