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Published by American College of Emergency Physicians in Dallas, Tex .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Hospitals -- Emergency service -- Quality control,
  • Hospitals -- United States -- Emergency service -- Quality control,
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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementeditors, David M. Siegel, Patrick J. Crocker ; editorial board, Joann F. Andrews ... [et al.] .
ContributionsSiegel, David M., Crocker, Patrick J.
LC ClassificationsRA975.5.E5 C665 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 187 p. :
Number of Pages187
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL857644M
LC Control Number95139657

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This guide is intended to assist Fellows and Members who are undertaking Quality Improvement (QI) work in their Emergency Departments. It is intended to help bridge the gap between improvement science and implementation. AbstractQuality improvement (QI) methods have been used in many industries to improve performance and outcomes. This chapter reviews key QI concepts and their application to public health emergency preparedness (PHEP). We conclude that for QI to flourish and become standard practice, changes to the status quo are necessary. In particular, public health should build its capabilities in QI. As the United States seeks to improve the value of health care, there is an urgent need to develop quality measurement for emergency departments (EDs). EDs provide million patient visits per ye.   Examples of Quality Improvement Projects in Managing and Increasing Efficiencies for Patient Service: Appointments, Discharges, Follow-Up Care, and Emergency Department Service Delays in discharging patients from a hospital at the appropriate time is frustrating to patients and costly for both patients and hospitals.