3 strategies for improving emergency department flow, crowding
from Managed Healthcare Executive
Emergency departments across the U.S. are burdened by crowding conditions on a daily basis. Many departments are experiencing unusually high growth in volume each year, compounded by unwavering ripple effects of hospital closures nationwide. Crowding of the emergency department can often adversely affect health outcomes for patients and even contribute to patient readmissions, creating a vicious cycle for an already troubling crowding problem. This has made it that much more imperative that hospitals identify solutions to ease crowding in their emergency departments.
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