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    Dissociation of mortality at high levels of overcrowding (the death plateau)
    • David Mountain, Emergency Physician
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      • Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital ED Perth

    I read Gilligans et als article with interest but was very surprised initially at their lack of association of "boarding" with increased mortality (1). I note in the discussion that they compared their findings with Richardsons and stated that they did not find a similar outcome (2). I would suggest that there are a number of reasons why this study did not find similar findings to Richardson or Sprivulis who found strong...

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