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Emergency department human resources project : final report submitted to South West LHIN

Author: Courtyard Group.; South West Local Health Integration Network (Ont.)
Publisher: [Toronto, Ont.] : South West Local Health Integration Network, 2009
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Since the 1980's researchers, clinicians, government, local communities and others have been writing about the challenges facing emergency departments (EDs) in Ontario. Whether the most pressing issues have been wait time for care, compensation, standards, or human resources, stakeholders have worked to find the best, most sustainable solutions. Some efforts have been successful, however many re-surface to again  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Courtyard Group.; South West Local Health Integration Network (Ont.)
OCLC Number: 632160467
Description: 1 online resource (97 pages : maps)
Contents: Executive summary --
Section 1: Background and introduction --
Section 2: Project objectives and scope --
Section 3: Methodology --
Section 4: The emergency department landscape --
Section 5: Strategies --
Section 6: Conclusions and next steps --
Appendix A: Acronym definition --
Appendix B: Project plan --
Appendix C: Communications plan --
Appendix D: Interview guide --
Appendix E: Stakeholder interviews --
Appendix F: Expert advisor interviews --
Appendix G: Health system design steering committee and physician advisors --
Appendix H: Data elements request --
Appendix I: Data sets --
Appendix J: ED visit analyses --
Appendix K: South West LHIN distances and road closures --
Appendix L: Programs and initiatives for physician coverage and nursing and physician recruitment --
Appendix M: Bibliography and article summaries.
Other Titles: South West LHIN emergency department human resources project
Responsibility: Ontario South West Local Health Integration Network ; Courtyard Group.
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Abstract:

Since the 1980's researchers, clinicians, government, local communities and others have been writing about the challenges facing emergency departments (EDs) in Ontario. Whether the most pressing issues have been wait time for care, compensation, standards, or human resources, stakeholders have worked to find the best, most sustainable solutions. Some efforts have been successful, however many re-surface to again challenge the current models for emergency services - and specifically for ED human resources. The complexity of delivering health care services, ED services and recruiting health professionals into a predominantly rural geography is large. For one, there is no standard definition of rural Ontario and rural healthcare upon which to build policy. One definition from Statistics Canada defines rural and small town as the population living outside the commuting zones of larger urban centres. In addition, minimum standards for Emergency Department operations do not exist. These standards would include a definition of what constitutes an ED in terms of personnel (nursing and physician) and skill set (nursing and physician).

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