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Sunday, September 17, 2017

How to Fix the ER

The Wall Street Journal

The Wallstreet Journal - By Ellie Kincaid - September 12, 2017
"ERs are notorious for long waits, endless forms and inconsistent care. Now researchers and hospitals are rethinking the ways they work—with impressive results.
Long wait times in the emergency room have bad effects for patient outcomes and satisfaction.
Hospitals are making a push to fix one of the most irritating issues in health care: the emergency room.
Armed with new research and strategies borrowed from the business world, some facilities are trying to ease the frustrating experience of waiting, filling out forms, explaining a problem—and then waiting some more..."