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Parkland hospital streamlines emergency room procedures
09:44 PM CST on Tuesday, February 10, 2009
By SHERRY JACOBSON / The Dallas Morning News
Parkland Memorial Hospital officials on Tuesday announced changes in emergency room procedures to improve care and reduce long waits.
Included is a new process for evaluating patients entering the ER, allowing them to confer immediately with a nurse or paramedic….
The new check-in process already is persuading patients to stay in the emergency room long enough to receive treatment.
Last month, Parkland said, 14 percent of ER patients left without seeing a physician, compared with the 24 percent who walked away in July.
A 14% LWBS rate would cost most ED groups their contract. Astonishing this is tolerated.