12th May 2017, Volume 130 Number 1455

Mike Ardagh

The introduction of the Shorter Stays in the Emergency Department health target (the six hour target) in July 2009 was a significant development in New Zealand, being the first and…

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Mike Ardagh, Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch.

Correspondence

Mike Ardagh, Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch.

Correspondence Email

michael.ardagh@cdhb.health.nz

Competing Interests

Professor Ardagh was National Clinical Director of Emergency Department Services, with the Ministry of Health New Zealand, from the instigation of the position in 2009, until the end of 2014.

References

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  4. Ardagh M, Tonkins G, Possenniskie C. Improving acute patient flow and resolving emergency department overcrowding in New Zealand hospitals-the major challenges and the promising initiatives. NZ Med J 2011; 124(1344).
  5. Ardagh M, Drew L. What have five years of the shorter stays in the emergency department health target done to us? NZ Med J 2015; 128(1421).
  6. Jones P, Wells S, Harper A, Le Fevre J, Stewart J, Curtis E, Reid P, Ameratunga S. Impact of a national time target for ED length of stay on patient outcomes. NZ Med J 2017; 130(1455):15–34.
  7. Jones P, Le Fevre J, Harper L, Wells S, Stewart J, Curtis E, Reid P, Ameratunga S. Effect of the Shorter Stays in Emergency Departments time target policy on key indicators of quality of care. NZ Med J 2017; 130(1455):35–44.

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