Adopt this 5-part process to reduce ER length of stay
Excessive length of stay in emergency departments contributes to ER overcrowding, patients leaving without being seen, and decreased patient satisfaction. Establishing a fast track capability for patients with low-acuity conditions improves ER efficiency, researchers wrote recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The Fast Track process has five elements: workflow, process management, data drivers, dedicated work space and enlisting leaders.
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