This study presents an overview of the existing Australian and international literature which looks at the staffing of emergency departments models. It is recognised that in response to changing and increasing demand upon emergency departments, there is a need to consider new staffing profiles. These profiles must not only meet the changing needs of patients, but must also be safe, cost effective and satisfactory to both patients and staff. In order to determine the most appropriate staffing profiles for New South Wales emergency departments, it is necessary to determine what lessons have been learned for existing emergency department staffing profiles. This study looks at what the literature can tell us about existing examples of emergency department staffing.
|Commissioning body||NSW Ministry of Health|
|Number of pages||38|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|