'Bed czars,' fast track systems help hospitals reduce ER overcrowding
Hospitals have become creative with their strategies to reduce emergency department crowding. Among the latest solutions: "Bed czars" who monitor ED throughput. Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, California uses their “bed czars” to ensure that patients who will stay overnight at the hospital are moved from the ED to their hospital rooms in a timely manner and monitor discharges, according to an article from The San Diego Union-Tribune.
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