Principal Investigator: Burdick, Twila
Title: Banner Health/Arizona State University Partnership for Emergency Department (ED) Patient Safety*
Institution: Banner Health, Phoenix, AZ
Project Dates: 07/01/05-06/30/07
Project No.: U18 HS15921
Summary: This aim of this project is to reduce waits, inefficiencies, and ultimately patient risk in EDs throughout Banner Health by implementing a patient safety practice called "Door-to-Doc" (D2D). D2D reorganizes patient flow in the ED and improves the response time between patient arrival and the initiation of care for treat-and-release patients as well as for those who need to be admitted as inpatients.
- Monitor and refine D2D in eight Banner hospital EDs.
- Collect and evaluate the impact of D2D as a safe practice at each Banner ED.
- Use a variety of tools to determine the size and business parameters within which D2D best operates.
- Develop training aids, teaching methods, learning assessments and monitoring aids to help hospital staff use D2D successfully.
The racial/ethnic minority populations included in this study are American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino.
*Project includes children or children's health care issues but does not focus exclusively on children.
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