Who is leaving the emergency department without being seen?
The Research to Practice column selects a research article with important meaning for the advanced practice nurse. The column first discusses why the topic is important, and then provides a summary and critique of the research methods. Finally, the findings from the research article are then discussed, and implications for advanced practice emergency nurse are framed. In this column the following research article is reviewed: B. H. Rowe, P. Channan, M. Bullard, S. Blitz, L. D. Saunders, R. R. Rosychuk, et al. (2006). The topic of patients who leave before a medical screening examination is introduced; the research article is reviewed and critiqued, and implications and opportunities for the advanced practice nurse are discussed. Copyright © 2008 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
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