Rural Interfacility Emergency Department Transfers: Framework and Qualitative Analysis
Examines the transfer for rural emergency patients to other facilities across 2 urban and 5 rural Veterans Health Administration facilities. Discusses three factors that influence the decision of transferring a patient: patient factors, system resources, and clinical and administrative processes.
Candace D. McNaughton, Kemberlee Bonnet, David Schlundt, et al.
The Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 21(4), 858-865
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