Document Type : Letter to Editor
Department of Emergency Medicine, Shohadaye Tajrish Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Today, overcrowding in emergencies has turned out to be one of the biggest problems in health systems around the world. In this case, a short and an accessible solution could not be reached. In fact, several basic reasons play a role in such a problem, and eliminating each of them would require long-term planning. This issue not only has a negative effect on the quality of services presented to the patients, but also produces both psychological and physical effects on the emergency staff such as physicians and nurses. In addition, it also causes increased dissatisfaction among referees as well as imposing excessive exhaustion on medical staff.