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  • Should ED be another ward?

    I recently attended the Strategies for Improving Patient Flow conference in Auckland NZ. As always I came away with many valuable insights from the passionate and knowledgeable presenters and attendees. Unexpectedly I also now have this challenging thought that won’t go away so I felt the need to share it and hopefully create a discussion […]

  • Improving after-hours multidisciplinary clinical handover processes to improve patient outcomes

    By Dave Piggott A recent review examining the outcomes of 26 hospitals saw that the mortality rate of patients admitted on weekends is as much as 10% higher than for patients admitted on weekdays. It’s an alarming statistic for most hospitals – especially considering that two thirds of the week is deemed after-hours. Deficiencies in after-hours […]