When comparing the Premier data of hospitals utilizing a 5-level triage system, the percentage of patients triaged at a level 3 acuity is 38% compared to 65% at SHRB ED. Moreover, the percentage of admits according to the Premier average is 18.2% in comparison with 23% at SHRB ED (Premier, 2014, p. 1-29). The data clearly illustrates that SHRB ED has a higher percentage of ambulances, admits, and acuity than the national benchmarks. However, the length-of-stay and left without being seen data for SHRB ED exceeds the Premier average, quartile, or median, supporting the requirement for change. Limitations of this data comparison: the SHRB ED data is an average measure versus the Premier data quartile and median statistics, Premier did not provide averages for many of the data points utilized for comparison (Premier, 2014).
Evidence (5 pages)
Review a minimum of 3-5 relevant evidence based articles related directly to your project.
Synthesize your finding.
Five peer reviewed journal articles were evaluated for this project with a single article discarded as it provided no relevance to the project at hand. Optimizing Emergency Department Front-End Operations (Wiler et al., 2010), provided information regarding immediate bedding and bedside registration processes. Time and Expenses Associated with the Implementation of Strategies to Reduce Emergency Department Crowding (McHugh, VanDyke, Yonek, & Moss, 2012), discussed the duration and costs associated with patient flow…