Movin’ On Up…to the ‘4 East’ Side: Emergency Department Wait Times

With more than 80,000 visits per year, Nationwide Children’s Hospital has the 2nd busiest pediatric emergency department in the United States. Providing timely medical care to that many kids can be a real challenge. Yet, Nationwide Children’s Hospital has some of the best throughput times of any emergency department in America. What is patient throughput? How long is the typical emergency room wait time? How is it that Nationwide Children’s Hospital does so well? Find the answers to these questions on this edition of Children’s on Quality. My guests are Barbara Abdalla, RN and Kathy Nuss, MD from the Emergency Department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

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