From Fierce Healthcare:
Some emergency department (ED) strategies are more costly and time-intensive than others that hospitals should consider carefully, according to new research from the Emergency Nurses Association.
A study, published in the September Journal of Emergency Nursing, looked at six “Urgent Matters” hospitals, an initiative by the Center for Health Care Quality at The George Washington University Medical Center aimed at curbing ED overcrowding. Researchers found that implementing ED flow strategies, usually nurse-led, ranged anywhere from $32,850 to $490,000 for the most sizable expenditures. And the time spent planning and implementing those strategies also varied highly, from of a 40-hour workweek to 1,017 hours per strategy.
Filed under: Uncategorized