Improving Patient Flow and Reducing Emergency Department Crowding: A Guide for Hospitals
Background: ED crowding—
- Compromises care quality.
- Creates more opportunities for error.
- Contributes to poor quality care, per recent evidence.
AHRQ/RWJ Partnered through ACTION to create new Guide for Hospitals—offers:
- Step-by-step instructions for planning and implementing patient flow improvement strategies to ease ED crowding.
Concrete strategies for anticipating and addressing implementation challenges drawn from actual experiences of
Urgent Matters hospitals.
Image: A screenshot shows part of the cover of the Guide for Hospitals: Improving Patient Flow and Reducing Emergency Department Crowding.
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