Describing wait time bottlenecks for ED patients undergoing head CT.

@article{Rogg2017DescribingWT,
  title={Describing wait time bottlenecks for ED patients undergoing head CT.},
  author={Jonathan G Rogg and Robert S. Huckman and Michael H. Lev and Ali S. Raja and Yuchiao Chang and Benjamin Adam White},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={35 10},
  pages={1510-1513}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES Facing increased utilization and subsequent capacity and budget constraints, ED's must better understand bottlenecks and their effect on process flow to improve process efficiency. The primary objective of this study was to identify bottlenecks in obtaining a head CT and investigate patient waiting time based on those bottlenecks. METHODS This observational study included all patients undergoing a head CT between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014 at a large, urban academic ED… CONTINUE READING
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