Emergency Department Inefficiency Drives Poor Quality
For the past eight years, the EDBA study has evaluated various time intervals and their potential contribution to the LBTC rate. Table 1 shows the eight-year data on LBTC and median door-to-provider and door-to-decision times for admitted patients. Despite a consistent drop in median door-to-provider times, the LBTC rate has gone up, possibly because during those eight years the door-to-decision time has crept higher. That time is generally under the control of the emergency physician, and it offers an opportunity to focus on efficiencies that will move critical information to emergency physicians so they can make a quality decision. | ← Previous | | | Next → | Single Page
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About the Author
James J. Augustine, MD, FACEP, is director of clinical operations at EMP in Canton, Ohio; clinical associate professor of Emergency Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio; vice president of the Emergency Department Benchmarking Alliance; and on the ACEP Board of Directors.
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