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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Improving ED Safety

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  • Challenge:
    • How to get patients seen by ED physicians sooner in overcrowded, busy EDs across Banner Health
  • Idea:
    • Apply "science of throughput" to change patient flow and reduce delays
    • Start with D2D "straw model"
    • Implement in diverse EDs


Once we recognized the impact on patient safety, our challenge was clear-get patients to docs sooner
Our IDEA was to use "science" of throughput (based on what we were learning from ASU), start with a model developed at one of our facilities, and see if we could implement this in diverse ED settings.

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