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A Rapid Medical Screening Process Improves Emergency Department Patient Flow during Surge Associated with Novel H1N1 Influenza Virus

Fagbuyi, D. B., K. M. Brown, et al. (2011). A Rapid Medical Screening Process Improves Emergency Department Patient Flow during Surge Associated with Novel H1N1 Influenza Virus. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 57(1): 52-9.

The authors used a new rapid screening process to manage patient surge associated with the 2009 H1N1 pandemic and found that it—along with a slight increase in staffing—improved patient flow and had no effect on emergency room return rates within two or seven days.
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