Emergency Medicine Operations Management

Throughput and Patient Flow - Part 2: Solutions for the ED

Joseph Guarisco, MD FAAEMJoseph Guarisco, MD FAAEM
Tom Scaletta, MD FAAEMTom Scaletta, MD FAAEM
Mark Graban, MS MBA, author of the books Lean Hospitals, Healthcare Kaizen, and The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen, interviews Joseph Guarisco, MD FAAEM, ED Chair at Ochsner Hospital (New Orleans, LA) and Chair of the AAEM Operations Management Committee. In part two of this episode, Mr. Graban and Dr. Guarisco discuss solutions to address this difficult area of management and implications for the ED. They outline queuing theory, the concept of variance, and the split-flow model. Intro music by SaReGaMa, 'Sky is the Limit,' from the album 'Sky is the Limit,' powered by JAMENDO.


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