How Does Imaging Impact Patient Flow in Emergency Departments?

@article{GirishanPrabhu2022HowDI,
  title={How Does Imaging Impact Patient Flow in Emergency Departments?},
  author={Vishnunarayan Girishan Prabhu and Kevin M. Taaffe and Marisa Shehan and Ronald G. Pirrallo and William Jackson and Michael Ramsay and Jessica Hobbs},
  journal={2022 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)},
  year={2022},
  pages={961-972}
}
Emergency Department (ED) overcrowding continues to be a public health issue as well as a patient safety issue. The underlying factors leading to ED crowding are numerous, varied, and complex. Although lack of in-hospital beds is frequently attributed as the primary reason for crowding, ED's dependencies on other ancillary resources, including imaging, consults, and labs, also contribute to crowding. Using retrospective data associated with imaging, including delays, processing time, and the… 

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