Improving Patient Flow and Reducing Emergency Department Crowding. A Guide for Hospitals – AHRQ – October 2011

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Improving Patient Flow and Reducing Emergency Department Crowding. A Guide for Hospitals – AHRQ – October 2011

AHRQ = US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
 
“This guide presents step-by-step instructions that can be used by hospitals in planning and implementing patient flow improvement strategies to ease emergency department crowding.

Contents
Acknowledgments
Executive Summary
Section 1. The Need to Address Emergency Department Crowding
Section 2. Forming a Patient Flow Team
Section 3. Measuring Emergency Department Performance
Section 4. Identifying Strategies
Section 5. Preparing to Launch
Section 6. Facilitating Change and Anticipating Challenges
Section 7. Sharing Results
References
Appendix A: Guide to Online Resources Successfully Used by Hospitals to Improve Patient Flow
Appendix B: Implementation Plan Template
Appendix C: Example Implementation Plan
Appendix D: Additional Readings”

McHugh, M., Van Dyke, K., McClelland M., Moss D. Improving Patient Flow and Reducing Emergency Department Crowding: A Guide for Hospitals. (Prepared by the Health Research & Educational Trust, an affiliate of the American Hospital Association, under contract 290-200-600022, Task Order No. 6). AHRQ Publication No. 11(12)-0094, October 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/ptflow/

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