Use of patient flow analysis to improve patient visit efficiency by decreasing wait time in a primary care-based disease management programs for anticoagulation and chronic pain: a quality improvement study

@article{Potisek2007UseOP,
  title={Use of patient flow analysis to improve patient visit efficiency by decreasing wait time in a primary care-based disease management programs for anticoagulation and chronic pain: a quality improvement study},
  author={Nicholas M Potisek and Robb M Malone and Betsy Bryant Shilliday and Timothy J. Ives and Paul Roman Chelminski and Darren A. DeWalt and Michael P Pignone},
  journal={BMC Health Services Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={8 - 8}
}
BackgroundPatients with chronic conditions require frequent care visits. Problems can arise during several parts of the patient visit that decrease efficiency, making it difficult to effectively care for high volumes of patients. The purpose of the study is to test a method to improve patient visit efficiency.MethodsWe used Patient Flow Analysis to identify inefficiencies in the patient visit, suggest areas for improvement, and test the effectiveness of clinic interventions.ResultsAt baseline… CONTINUE READING

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