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dc.contributor.authorLodgek, Erica
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-05T22:19:13Z
dc.date.available2018-04-05T22:19:13Z
dc.date.issued2018-04-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/627215
dc.descriptionA Thesis submitted to The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.en
dc.description.abstractEmergency department overcrowding is a reality that exists within the healthcare system. To standardize monitoring performance, the VHA Directive establishes ED performance metric goals (targets) and minimum standards (thresholds) on a fiscal year basis. In line with these pre-determined metrics, the outcomes examined within this study include the number of patients diagnosed with unspecified chest pain and the respective Door to Doc, Admission Decision, Admission Delay, ED LOS, and Inpatient LOS times. The reasoning behind specifically examining patients with unspecified chest pain was because it was one of the top 10 diagnoses made at the PVAHCS ED for the year of 2016 and is an acuity level only assigned to physician providers. The reason for this study is to determine the impact increased physician staffing has on the flow of the Phoenix VA ED with regard to the described outcome measures. Therefore, examining if unspecified chest pain patients solely seen by physicians have improved flow within the ED.
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the College of Medicine - Phoenix, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectchest painen
dc.subjectdiagnosisen
dc.subjectpainen
dc.subjectphysician staffingen
dc.subjecthospital admissionsen
dc.subjectdiagnostic testsen
dc.subject.meshChest Painen
dc.subject.meshMedical Staff, Hospitalen
dc.subject.meshEmergency Service, Hospitalen
dc.subject.meshDiagnostic Tests, Routineen
dc.titleAnalyzing Unspecified Chest Pain Diagnoses and the Impact of Physician Staffing at the PVAHCS EDen_US
dc.typetext; Electronic Thesisen
dc.contributor.departmentThe University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenixen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the College of Medicine - Phoenix Scholarly Projects 2018 collection. For more information, contact the Phoenix Biomedical Campus Library at pbc-library@email.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.contributor.mentorAbbaszadegan, Hameden
refterms.dateFOA2018-04-05T22:19:14Z


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