The effect of vertical split-flow patient management on emergency department throughput and efficiency.

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Summary of "The effect of vertical split-flow patient management on emergency department throughput and efficiency."

To address emergency department overcrowding operational research seeks to identify efficient processes to optimize flow of patients through the emergency department. Vertical flow refers to the concept of utilizing and assigning patients virtual beds rather than to an actual physical space within the emergency department to care of low acuity patients. The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of vertical flow upon emergency department efficiency and patient satisfaction.


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Name: The American journal of emergency medicine
ISSN: 1532-8171


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