Keys to Better Flow, Better Care in EDs

May 2013
HealthLeaders Magazine;May2013, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p44
The author looks at the efforts of hospitals to improve throughput in their emergency departments (ED) to address the problem of overcrowding resulting to poor care and frustrated patients. Some of these efforts include improving the triage areas, rotating physician staff and redesigning facilities. Hospital leaders are aware that quality of care is affected when ED patients are placed in holding patterns or boarded.


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