Many hospitals consider the Emergency Department (ED) as their hospital’s front door. Some patients arrive seeking treatment for a sports injury or a bee sting. Others are rushed in by ambulance, suffering from a potentially life-threatening event.
Inefficient patient throughput not only leads to fewer patients getting the care they need, it also results in a loss of revenue for the hospital. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) goals for 2014 require that hospitals include measures to improve ED efficiency and throughput times. So what can you do to keep your ED running smoothly?
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