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The influence of quotations uttered in emergency service triage traffic and hospitalization (Quiet)

Christopher L Norkus, Amy Butler, Sean Smarick.


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Abstract
This study aims to determine whether the use of the word, “Quiet,” increases veterinary emergency service triage traffic or hospital admissions. Days were randomized to be a control or test phrase day. On control days, the phrase, “Have a nice day!” was announced to the entire hospital staff. On test days, the phrase, “Have a quiet day!” was announced. No statistical difference in mean number of patients presenting to the emergency service for triage (test phrase 30.1 ± 10.4 cases vs control phrase 30.3 cases ± 10.5, p = 0.91) or hospital admissions (test phrase 3.5 ±1.9 cases vs control phrase 4.3 ± 2.4 cases, p = 0.13) was found for 24 hours following phrase utterance. No statistical difference in mean number of patients presenting to the emergency service for triage (test phrase 2.7 ± 1.4 cases vs control phrase 2.6 ± 1.9 cases, p = 0.84) or hospital admissions (test phrase 0.3 ± 0.5 cases vs control phrase 0.5 ± 0.8 cases, p = 0.08) was found in the two-hour window immediately following phrase announcement. Despite popular myth, using the word, “quiet,” does not increase veterinary emergency service triage traffic or hospital admissions.

Key words: Superstition, Quiet, Myth, Emergency, Critical Care


 
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Norkus CL, Butler A, Smarick S, . The influence of quotations uttered in emergency service triage traffic and hospitalization (Quiet). Open Vet J. 2019; 9(1): 99-102. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i1.17


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Norkus CL, Butler A, Smarick S, . The influence of quotations uttered in emergency service triage traffic and hospitalization (Quiet). https://www.openveterinaryjournal.com/?mno=11697 [Access: May 02, 2024]. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i1.17


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Norkus CL, Butler A, Smarick S, . The influence of quotations uttered in emergency service triage traffic and hospitalization (Quiet). Open Vet J. 2019; 9(1): 99-102. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i1.17



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Norkus CL, Butler A, Smarick S, . The influence of quotations uttered in emergency service triage traffic and hospitalization (Quiet). Open Vet J. (2019), [cited May 02, 2024]; 9(1): 99-102. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i1.17



Harvard Style

Norkus, C. L., Butler, . A., Smarick, . S. & (2019) The influence of quotations uttered in emergency service triage traffic and hospitalization (Quiet). Open Vet J, 9 (1), 99-102. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i1.17



Turabian Style

Norkus, Christopher L, Amy Butler, Sean Smarick, and . 2019. The influence of quotations uttered in emergency service triage traffic and hospitalization (Quiet). Open Veterinary Journal, 9 (1), 99-102. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i1.17



Chicago Style

Norkus, Christopher L, Amy Butler, Sean Smarick, and . "The influence of quotations uttered in emergency service triage traffic and hospitalization (Quiet)." Open Veterinary Journal 9 (2019), 99-102. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i1.17



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Norkus, Christopher L, Amy Butler, Sean Smarick, and . "The influence of quotations uttered in emergency service triage traffic and hospitalization (Quiet)." Open Veterinary Journal 9.1 (2019), 99-102. Print. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i1.17



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Norkus, C. L., Butler, . A., Smarick, . S. & (2019) The influence of quotations uttered in emergency service triage traffic and hospitalization (Quiet). Open Veterinary Journal, 9 (1), 99-102. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i1.17