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Boarding Patients

Many emergency departments (EDs) across the country are crowded. Nearly half of EDs report operating at or above capacity, and 9 out of 10 hospitals report holding or “boarding” admitted patients in the ED while they await inpatient beds. Because of crowding, approximately 500,000 ambulances are diverted each year away from the closest hospital.

Bursting at the Seams: Improving Patient Flow to Help America's Hospitals

Streamlined Evaluation, Transfer, and Admission Processes Significantly Reduce Waiting Times for Emergency Department Patients Awaiting Admission to Psychiatric Facility 
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