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4 Ways to Accelerate ED Triage, Boost Revenue



Innovations in emergency department triage methods not only have improved patient care, but they inevitably feed hospital revenue, hospital officials say.



2 comments on "4 Ways to Accelerate ED Triage, Boost Revenue"
Jeanne McGrayne (10/13/2010 at 12:16 PM)

Could the author please provide a reference for the 4 hour 7 minute average wait time nationwide? This is not consistent with a number of ED benchmarks available. Thank you
John Murphy (10/13/2010 at 10:14 AM)

Most ER's triage patients using an experienced nurse to assess severity. Our clinical advisor, Dr. Donald Thomas, developed a formulaic, computer assisted application for ER triage. The level of severity is assessed using hospital developed measures and the chief complaint invokes diagnostic protocols prior to the patient registration. The typical result is a "one touch" visit by the ER physician usually resulting in reduced throughput by at least an hour. We are looking for early adopters.