Healthcare Issues

Emergency Room Overcrowding

Overcrowding in the ER: A State of Emergency?

What happens when an emergency room encounters more patients than it can accommodate? MHA@GW, the online master of health administration offered through the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, created the below infographic to help explain why ER overcrowding happens and who it hurts. In addition to detailing some of the causes behind congestion in ER settings, the graphic also describes ways in which the problem affects care delivery and how we might alleviate overcrowding in the future. Read more