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Engineering shorter wait times in the ER
Date:8/24/2010

Six Sigma and then modeled the flow of emergency patients using a computer to validate different approaches that emerge from the process. They found that the optimal approach involved implementing a triage process that sorted patients into the appropriate treatment area based on the severity of their condition rather than their arrival time. Patient mean waiting time and length of stay were reduced significantly when this approach was implemented.


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