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Use research and teamwork to improve patient flow

Problems with patient flow can come back to haunt hospital leaders in many ways-from patient satisafaction to the bottom line. For example, if sick or injured patients wait in line, they take their frustration out on the hospital's satisfaction scores. More important, poor patient flow can be a symptom of quality-of-care problems. Patient flow is also the pulse of a hospital's revenue.