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When the system comes together to solve emergency department flow

NA-SM-Reducing ED Consultation Times


In   this article, three internists from an academic centre conduct a systematic   review on interventions to reduce emergency department (ED) consultation   times. This seems to be the first step in the breaking down of the often   referenced “silos” in healthcare and provides some evidence that we can look   beyond interventions that provide benefit outside the group in which the   intervention is deployed. If this paper were followed by any local   interventions that are demonstrated to improve ED output (in keeping with   Asplin's model) its importance to patients in the healthcare system could not   be overstated.

Author: Shawn Mondoux

Preliminary data gathering/ baseline

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