Forecasting emergency department arrivals: a tutorial for emergency department directors

Murray J Cote, Marlene A Smith, David R Eitel, Elif Akali
Hospital topics,Vol. 91, Issue 1, Pages: 9-19.

This article is a tutorial for emergency department (ED) medical directors needing to anticipate ED arrivals in support of strategic, tactical, and operational planning and activities. The authors demonstrate our regression-based forecasting models based on data obtained from a large teaching hospital’s ED. The versatility of the regression analysis is shown to readily accommodate a variety of forecasting situations. Trend regression analysis using annual ED arrival data shows the long-term growth. The monthly and daily variation in ED …
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