No one looks forward to visiting the emergency department. That’s why it’s important to make such visits as safe, effective, and efficient as possible.
Ongoing review by Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Emergency Department (ED) leadership in 2009 determined that although medical outcomes for their patients were consistently excellent, there was still room to improve patient care. ED leadership immediately set out to make things better – focusing on getting patients the right care as quickly as possible, eliminating waste, and improving teamwork.
This article was published in June 2012 on The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Health Blog.