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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Common ED Characteristics

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  • ED arrival volume patterns are predictable by hour of the day.
    • 9 am-9 pm peak (30% higher)
  • Relative Length of Use by acuity level has a similar pattern across facilities


While we were designing the D2D SPF process, we started learning about some characteristics that EDs seem to have in common that are important in thinking about taking a single design to different settings.
--ED arrival patterns are predictable by time of date
--Relative length of use (or time in the ED) by acuity has a similar pattern

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