Borrowing an Idea from Retail Clinics, EDs Put Patients on Fast Track

Kreimer, Susan
June 2008
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Jun2008, Vol. 82 Issue 6, p10
Trade Publication
The article reports on the increasing number of hospital emergency departments (ED) in the U.S. that are introducing an express service to handle simpler cases and improve overall efficiency. Among the hospitals hoping to expedite some ED cases is CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, New Jersey. With an annual volume of about 63,000 patients, CentraState has become one of the state's busiest ED, says M. Michael Jones, M.D., chair of emergency services.


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