The effect of vertical split-flow patient management on emergency department throughput and efficiency.

@article{Garrett2018TheEO,
  title={The effect of vertical split-flow patient management on emergency department throughput and efficiency.},
  author={John S. Garrett and Colyn Berry and Hao Wong and Huanying Qin and Jeffrey A. Kline},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2018}
}
BACKGROUND To address emergency department overcrowding operational research seeks to identify efficient processes to optimize flow of patients through the emergency department. Vertical flow refers to the concept of utilizing and assigning patients virtual beds rather than to an actual physical space within the emergency department to care of low acuity… CONTINUE READING