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2022 Oct

J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open



Comparison of emergency department throughput and process times between male and female patients: A retrospective cohort investigation by the Reducing Disparities Increasing Equity in Emergency Medicine Study Group.


Onal EG, Knier K, Hunt AW, Knudsen JM, Nestler DM, Campbell RL, Thompson KM, Sunga KL, Walker LE, Madsen BE, Sadosty AT, McGregor AJ, Mullan AF, Jeffery MM, Bellamkonda VR
J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2022 Oct; 3(5):e12792.
PMID: 36187504.


Health equity for all patients is an important characteristic of an effective healthcare system. Bias has the potential to create inequities. In this study, we examine emergency department (ED) throughput and care measures for sex-based differences, including metrics such as door-to-room (DTR) and door-to-healthcare practitioner (DTP) times to look for potential signs of systemic bias.