TITLE

ED cuts LWBS from 5% to 0.5%

PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Hospital Peer Review;Jun2010, Vol. 35 Issue 6, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the decision of King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky to reduce patient-left-without-being-seen (LWBS) rates at its emergency department (ED) to 0.5% from 5%.
ACCESSION #
51161247

 

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