What do emergency physicians in charge do? A qualitative observational study

Hosking, I. et al. Emerg Med J Published Online First: 10 March 2017

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Introduction: The emergency physician in charge role has developed in many large EDs to assist with patient flow. We aimed to describe and classify the problem-solving actions that this role requires.

 

Conclusions: Emergency physicians in charge have a number of problem-solving approaches that can be readily defined. We have described and categorised these. These results are potentially useful for developing decision support software.

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