Decreasing length of stay in the emergency department with a split emergency severity index 3 patient flow model.

@article{Arya2013DecreasingLO,
  title={Decreasing length of stay in the emergency department with a split emergency severity index 3 patient flow model.},
  author={Rajiv Arya and Grant Wei and Jonathan V. McCoy and Jody Crane and Pamela Ohman-Strickland and Robert M Eisenstein},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 11},
  pages={1171-9}
}
OBJECTIVES There has been a steady increase in emergency department (ED) patient volume and wait times. The desire to maintain or decrease costs while improving throughput requires novel approaches to patient flow. The break-out session "Interventions to Improve the Timeliness of Emergency Care" at the June 2011 Academic Emergency Medicine consensus conference "Interventions to Assure Quality in the Crowded Emergency Department" posed the challenge for more research of the split Emergency… CONTINUE READING