Search Tag: waiting times

Cardiology Management

#ESCCongress: RAPID-TnT Study Shows Reduction in Wait Times and Admissions

2019 04 Sep

10% of the 7 million emergency department cases in South Australia each year are from suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Led by Prof. Derek Chew of Flinders University, a new trial found a new troponin regime which could reduce discharge times for 70% of chest pain patients in Australian emergency departments. Findings were presented at the ESC... Read more

ICU Management

Emergency Department to ICU Time and Mortality

2019 22 Aug

Delays in transferring patients from the Emergency Department (ED) to the ICU could delay treatment, leaving the patient at risk. A recent study explored the impact of this and found that increased ED to ICU wait times were associated with increased hospital mortality.   Data was used from the Dutch quality registry National Intensive Care Evaluation,... Read more

Executive Health Management

2019 21 Mar

  Lengthening NHS waiting times, compounded by an ageing population and associated long-term conditions, is compromising the health of the UK workforce. We know workplace absence costs the UK economy £18 billion in lost productivity each year and that figure is expected to reach £26 billion by 2030. Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis alone... Read more

Executive Health Management

Pilots Reduce Readmissions and Overcrowding

2015 05 Sep

The UCLA Center for Prehospital Care and collaborators from the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agency and the Glendale and Santa Monica fire departments have launched two pilot programmes that are designed to reduce hospital readmissions and address overcrowding in emergency rooms.  The Community Paramedic Pilot Programs will expand... Read more

Executive Health Management

4 Ways to Reduce Waiting Times

2015 19 Jul

In order to provide better health care, it is important for hospitals to reduce their wait times, particularly in the emergency department (ED).  It is a fact that patients who are treated quickly have better health outcomes as compared to those who have to wait for a long time. This is especially true for health conditions such as heart attacks and... Read more