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Journal Article

A pilot study examining undesirable events among emergency department–boarded patients awaiting inpatient beds.

Liu SW, Thomas SH, Gordon JA, et al. Annals of emergency medicine. 2009;54:381-5.

Adverse events were relatively common among patients boarding in the emergency department due to lack of inpatient beds. A prior study found that communication failures were a contributing factor to errors in this situation.