Emergency department operational metrics, measures and definitions: results of the Second Performance Measures and Benchmarking Summit.

@article{Welch2011EmergencyDO,
  title={Emergency department operational metrics, measures and definitions: results of the Second Performance Measures and Benchmarking Summit.},
  author={Shari J. Welch and Brent R Asplin and Suzanne K Stone-Griffith and Steven J. Davidson and James J. Augustine and Jeremiah D. Schuur},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={58 1},
  pages={33-40}
}
There is a growing mandate from the public, payers, hospitals, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to measure and improve emergency department (ED) performance. This creates a compelling need for a standard set of definitions about the measurement of ED operational performance. This Concepts article reports the consensus of a summit of emergency medicine experts tasked with the review, expansion, and update of key definitions and metrics for ED operations. Thirty-two emergency… CONTINUE READING

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