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Ellie Rizzo: 10 Findings On State Of ED Capacity

Submitted by Randall Clough on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:49

  1. 75 percent of ED visits were at nonteaching hospitals
  2. 66 percent of ED visits were at nonprofit hospitals
  3. More than 50 percent of ED visits were in urban settings
  4. Patients admitted to the hospital spent about four hours in the ED. One-third of that time was spent after admission but before an inpatient bed became available
  5. Patients not admitted to a hospital spent two hours in the ED, one-forth of which was spent in the waiting room
  6. Urban ED patients spent more time waiting and in the ED than rural patients
  7. Public/teaching hospital ED patients spent the most time in the ED of patients at all types of the facilities
  8. More than 50 percent of EDs were able to move at least 90 percent of ED patients requiring hospital admissions out of the ED within eight hours
  9. Less than 25 percent of EDs discharged at least 90 percent of nonadmitted patients within four hours

Source: Becker's Hospital Review
Source URL: http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/capacity-management/10-...

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