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Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2012
Last Reviewed: July 2018
Workgroups: Access to Health Services Workgroup
This guide gives step-by-step instructions to help hospitals plan for and implement patient flow improvement strategies to reduce crowding in emergency departments. It covers the need to address emergency department crowding, explains how to form a patient flow team, and provides guidance for identifying and launching different strategies.
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McHugh, M., VanDyke, K., McClelland, M., & Moss, D. (2012). Improving patient flow and reducing emergency department crowding: a guide for hospitals (AHRQ Publication No. 11(12)-0094). Retrieved from https://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/ptflow/index.html