Strategies to improve flow in the pediatric emergency department

Kenneth Yen, Marc H. Gorelick

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Abstract

As emergency departments (EDs) experience overcrowding, there is ever-growing pressure to improve patient flow. We present a review of strategies to increase efficiency of patient inflow, throughput, and output in the ED, with an emphasis on approaches that are under greater control of the ED itself and therefore more amenable to implementation without major institutional changes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)745-752
Number of pages8
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Volume23
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007

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Keywords

  • Emergency services
  • Hospital
  • Length of stay
  • Organizational efficiency
  • Process assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Nursing(all)
  • Emergency Medicine

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