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    Introduction: With increasing attention to the actual cost of delivering care, return-on-investment calculations take on new significance. Boarded patients in the emergency department are harmful to clinical care and have significant financial opportunity costs. We hypothesize that investment in an admissions holding unit for admitted ED patients not only captures opportunity cost but also significantly lowers direct cost of care.Methods: This was a three-phase study at a busy urban teaching cen…Read more
  • The Philosophy of J. L. Austin (edited book)
    Oxford University Press. 2011.