Effectiveness of interventions to improve the efficiency of emergency department operations: An evidence map

Published:April 09, 2018DOI:
      Numerous published studies have reported interventions attempting to improve Emergency Department (ED) efficiency, but this body of literature is limited in its real-world applicability. Studies commonly report narrowly-focused interventions, are variable in how results are measured, and rarely report cost data. However, decision-makers need to answer at least two simple questions that are not often answered well by the current literature: How well did this intervention work, and what did it take (e.g. resources, time) to implement it?


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