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'Bed Wizards' Transform ED Throughput

Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, July 12, 2011

Delaney explains that the wizard focuses only on the ED, which is different to a traditional bed czar role. Since the average admission rate for ED patients is 20%, the hospital bed czar can assist with moving those patients. The ED flow facilitator, however, concentrates on the other 80% of patients who are treated and discharged.

“We can see what a positive outcome it’s had for patient satisfaction,” says Corle. “It works and is something everyone in the whole department is proud of.”

Rebecca Hendren is a senior managing editor at HCPro, Inc. in Danvers, MA. She edits and manages The Leaders' Lounge blog for nurse managers. Email her at
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