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Inpatient Flow Strategies Inpatient Flow Strategies
Wait times in hospital emergency departments (EDs) have increased dramatically, with implications for the health and health care of millions of people. Hospitals can use the Input/Throughput/Output Model of Patient Flow   (Adobe Reader is required to view or print the PDF. Download a free copy hereExternal Web Site Policy) to create a work plan for systematically assessing patient flow problems.

The featured Innovations describe three hospital programs that used inpatient flow strategies to solve the problem of patient overcrowding.
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 D2B™: An Alliance for Quality Implementation Manual
Developed by American College of Cardiology

 Hospital Overcrowding
Developed by Stony Brook University Hospital

 Patient Flow Analysis
Developed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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