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Emergency Care Treatment

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Comprehensive emergency care, delivered in a timely manner, has a significant impact on successful patient outcomes. Faster access to care and delivery of the right therapies, as well as shorter emergency department stays, are correlated with reduced infection rates and lower risk of recurrent heart attacks.

Median Time From ED Arrival To ED Departure For Admitted Patients

This measures the median time between a patient’s arrival in the emergency department to departure from the emergency department (for patients admitted to the hospital from the ED.

Why this is important.
Median Admit Decision Time To ED Departure For Admitted Patients

This measures the median time from the physician’s decision to admit a patient to the hospital who came to the ED for treatment until the time they leave the ED to be moved to an inpatient department or to the operating room.

Why this is important.
Median Time From ED Arrival To ED Departure

This measures the median time between a patient’s arrival to departure from the emergency department (ED) (for patients discharged to return home).

Why this is important.
Median Time From Door To Diagnostic Evaluation

This measures the median time from a patient's arrival in the ED to contact with a designated provider for diagnostic purposes.

Why this is important.
Median Time To Pain Management For Long Bone Fracture

This measures the median time from patient’s arrival at the hospital to receiving pain medication.

Why this is important.
Head Scan Results For Stroke Patients Within 45 Minutes Of Arrival

This measures the percentage of patients with stroke symptoms who have a CT scan and available results within 45 minutes of arrival at the hospital.

Why this is important.

Current Data Collection

Virtua Data Range: Apr. 1, 2013 - Mar. 31, 2014
National Data Range: Oct. 1, 2012 - Sept. 30, 2013