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Designing for efficiency: Examining the impact of centralized and decentralized nurse stations on interdisciplinary care processes

Author(s): Fay, L., Santiago, J. E., Real, K., Isaacs, K.
Added August 2020

Preventing Emergency Department Violence through Design

Author(s): Lenaghan, P. A., Cirrincione, N. M., Henrich, S.
Added March 2019

The effect of vertical split-flow patient management on emergency department throughput and efficiency

Author(s): Garrett, J. S., Berry, C., Wong, H., Qin, H., Kline, J. A.
In some emergency departments (EDs), the severity of a patient’s condition is rated on a 5-point scale during admission using the Emergency Service Index (ESI). Under the “split-flow” model of patient triaging, patients with less-severe conditions (rated an ESI 4 or 5) are “fast tracked” so that they can be separated from patients with higher ESI scores, allowing for more efficient resource allocation for all patient treatment procedures. 
Key Point Summary
Added December 2018

Introduction of a horizontal and vertical split flow model of emergency department patients as a response to overcrowding

Author(s): Wallingford, G., Joshi, N., Callagy, P., Stone, J., Brown, I., Shen, S.
Hospital emergency departments (EDs) strive to optimally organize patient flow so that optimal care can be delivered while patient length of stay is minimized. The emergency severity index (ESI) is a 5-point scale used to help medical staff discern the severity of patient conditions; higher ESI scores indicate less-severe medical conditions. 
Key Point Summary
Added July 2019

Impact of an emergency short stay unit on emergency department performance of poisoned patients

Author(s): Downes, M. A., Balshaw, J. K., Muscat, T. M., Ritchie, N., Isbister, G. K.
Added December 2017

Sustainable healthcare facilities: Reconciling bed capacity and local needs

Author(s): Pantzartzis, E., Edum-Fotwe, F. T., Price, A. D. F.
Added March 2019

Aggression and violence in psychiatric hospitals with and without open door policies: A 15-year naturalistic observational study

Author(s): Schneeberger, A. R., Kowalinski, E., Fröhlich, D., Schroeder, K., Felten, S., Zinkler, M., Beine, K., Heinz, A., Borgwardt, S., Lang, U. E., Bux, D., Huber, C. G.
Added February 2019

Cost-benefit analysis of different air change rates in an operating room environment

Author(s): Gormley, Thomas, Markel, T. A., Jones, H., Greeley, D., Ostojic, John, Clarke, J. H., Abkowitz, M., Wagner, Jennifer
Added December 2017

The impact of facility design on scanner utilization and efficiency while ensuring patient centered care in a PET/CT facility.

Author(s): Williams, Jessica, Mantel, Eleanor, Colloton, Jason
Added December 2018

A socio-ecological analysis of hospital resilience to extreme weather events

Author(s): Chand, A. M., Loosemore, M.
Added September 2017