In Canada, if you are visiting a jam-packed pediatric emergency department, this might increase the chances of getting hospitalized, but there is no direct association with the prolonged hospitalization or cause of death in the children.
The major problem in North America which is the overcrowding in the department of emergency has been linked with the growing number of deaths, illness and the reduced satisfaction of the patient, as well as, the physician.
Doctor Quynh Doan passed the statement that even though there is no major association between the admission of patients in the hospital after 7 days or the severe case of death in the 14 days after getting discharged, however, there has been noticed an increase in the number of sick children being admitted in the hospital and the return visits of the children who were comparatively less ill as with the increasing extent of overcrowding.
It was examined by the multicenter study that there were greater than 1.9M visits of patients in the pediatric emergency department at eight hospitals in the Ontario, Alberta, and 2 other cities over the five years i.e. from 2010 to 2014.
It was stated by the authors that the likely reason of this is that there is a delay in the timely starting of medical care which results in the deterioration of health and then requires getting admission of the hospital. As an alternative, the clinicians may help in responding to the crowding in the emergency departments with an increased level of caution in their ability to make decisions.
Doctor Ian Maconochie & Doctor Alexander Moylan wrote that there is no such sign that the increasing number of cases being reported in the pediatric emergency departments is going to be halted.
It was concluded by the authors that there is a need to provide safe care in the situations where it is most demanded and there must be early systems of warning in order to provide support to the departments in executing safe care.