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Acute medical units, more capacity without increasing resources

Published:January 17, 2017DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2017.01.008
      My compliments on the review of van Galen et al. [
      • van Galen L.S.
      • et al.
      Acute medical units: the way to go? A literature review.
      ] concerning implementation of acute medical care units in the Netherlands. It was no easy task to investigate this diversity in wards and articles.

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      References

        • van Galen L.S.
        • et al.
        Acute medical units: the way to go? A literature review.
        Eur J Intern Med. 2017; 39: 24-31
        • Holland M.
        • et al.
        Eur J Intern Med. 2016; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2016.12.013

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      • Acute medical units: The way to go? A literature review
        European Journal of Internal MedicineVol. 39
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          Acute healthcare chains in the Netherlands are increasingly under pressure because of rising emergency department (ED) admissions, relative bed shortages and government policy changes. In order to improve acute patient flow and quality of care through hospitals, an acute medical unit (AMU) might be a solution, as demonstrated in the UK. However, limited information is available concerning AMUs in the Netherlands. Therefore, the aims of this study were to
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