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The Maximally Efficient and Optimally Effective Emergency Department

The Maximally Efficient and Optimally Effective Emergency Department (Paperback)

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The Emergency Department (ED) drives the efficiency of the remainder of a hospital's service, perhaps more than any other hospital care unit except the operating room. In this book, Dr. Vukmir defines both the qualitative and quantitative aspects of Emergency Department (ED) practice. Vukmir outlines the efficacy of 'best circumstance' operation, the effectiveness or 'real world' performance, and the efficiency or work product based on resources utilized. Through the benchmarking process, he attempts to 'objectify' the care provided by physicians, midlevels, nurses, and ancillary care providers. The more subtle aspects of ED operations and its interface with other hospital departments are also reviewed. This text is subdivided operationally into distinct, yet still integrated, working units such as patient intake, registration, testing, and data processing, as well as the admission, consultation, and discharge processes. Potential solutions are offered to common issues of ED staffing, operational, performance improvement, and risk management.

BusinessHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyPopular medicine & healthMedical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineAccident & emergency medicineMedical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesHealth systems & services Publisher: University Press of America Publication Date: 14/10/2009 ISBN-13: 9780761846963  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Rade B. Vukmir, M.D., J.D., is president of Critical Care Medicine Associates, a medical administrative consulting enterprise. He is trained in emergency medicine and critical care medicine, and has a legal degree with a specialization in health law. This company has been a medical consulting enterprise for eighteen years providing a wide variety of medical administrative activity, education, medicolegal, and business consultation services. Dr. Vukmir has written forty-one medical journal articles and is the author of six books, including The Mill (University Press of America, 1999); Lessons Learned (University Press of America, 2003); The ER: A Year in the Life (Hamilton Books, 2005); and The ER: One Good Thing a Day (Hamilton Books, 2008).

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