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lunes, 12 de noviembre de 2018

Ways to Solve ED Boarding

Emergency Physicians Monthly
Emergency Physicians Monthly - By Shah S and Esbenshade A - October 31, 2018
"Strategies to increase efficiency and involvement.
In 2011, nine out of 10 hospitals reported boarding patients in the emergency department while they awaited inpatient beds.
The Joint Commission has since made boarding part of its survey process because it’s a patient care and safety issue. But the negative effects don’t stop at safety and clinical outcomes. There are also the negative downstream effects of boarding, including the inability to treat newly arriving patients, longer cycle times for existing ED patients and poor perception of quality and confidentiality by boarded patients.
With the stakes so high, can you afford to not address this issue? Here are seven ways to solve the ED boarding challenge..."