Slide 12. Improving Patient Flow and Reducing Emergency Department Crowding: A Guide for Hospitals
Patient Safety in Ambulatory Health CareOn July 13, 2012, Jeffrey Brady, MD, MPH, made this presentation at the meeting of the National Advisory Council.
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.
Current as of November 2012
Internet Citation: Slide 12. Improving Patient Flow and Reducing Emergency Department Crowding: A Guide for Hospitals: Patient Safety in Ambulatory Health Care. November 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2012-07-nac/brady/brady0712sl12.html