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The role of activity-related groups in assessing workload in the accident and emergency department.
  1. P W Crone,
  2. M R Whitlock
  1. Accident & Emergency Department, Barnet General Hospital, Herts.


    Workload of the Accident & Emergency (A&E) Department at Barnet General Hospital was studied over a 1-year period. All new patients were divided into Activity-Related Groups (ARGs). Doctor work hours, for the year, were calculated utilizing the ARGs. This provided an estimate of the minimum required staffing level. ARGs are a potentially useful tool in auditing workload of individual doctors and the department as a whole.

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