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How can you keep average wait less than 1 hour? VHA shares its strategies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15077529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Waiting times in the ED can be reduced by making better use of triage nurses as greeters and by giving them more authority to send patients directly back to open beds. The VHA network of hospitals reports average waiting times of less than an hour with expanded use of triage nurses. Assign nurses to specific rooms so the triage nurse can hand off patients efficiently. Provide account numbers as soon as the patient comes in the door.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  ED management : the monthly update on emergency department management     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1044-9167     ISO Abbreviation:  ED Manag     Publication Date:  2004 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-13     Completed Date:  2004-05-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9425690     Medline TA:  ED Manag     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-9     Citation Subset:  H    
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MeSH Terms
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated / organization & administration*
Efficiency, Organizational*
Emergency Service, Hospital / organization & administration*
Time and Motion Studies*
Triage / organization & administration*
United States

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