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Asked 29th Jan, 2014

On an Organizational Level: How might you increase patient "Output" in the Emergency Department?

Output being, admitted patients who are boarded in the ED until an inpatient unit is available.

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3rd Mar, 2014
Davide Croce
Carlo Cattaneo University LIUC
From the hospital organization point of view you can divide the elective patients from the emergency/urgent patients assigning to these a certain number of beds (about 10% of the total hospital beds).
If hospital space constrain doesn't permit so, check the LoS and the BOR (and benchmark them) to see if is a inefficiency or a structural problem. Tthe last one can't be solve easly, the first is a EBM/GL approach problem.
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1st Feb, 2014
Paul Traicus
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Dr. Eisendle, thank you for your response. What is your thoughts on an Overcapacity Protocol in order to increase output in the ED?
3rd Mar, 2014
Davide Croce
Carlo Cattaneo University LIUC
From the hospital organization point of view you can divide the elective patients from the emergency/urgent patients assigning to these a certain number of beds (about 10% of the total hospital beds).
If hospital space constrain doesn't permit so, check the LoS and the BOR (and benchmark them) to see if is a inefficiency or a structural problem. Tthe last one can't be solve easly, the first is a EBM/GL approach problem.
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