Hospital Satellite EDs - Quality Access to Care

Problem: access to care due to distance and overcrowding and expense.
Solution: bring the EDs into the communities they serve. By increasing the number of EDs this also decreases crowding issues. By being part of a hospital, we are also able to participate with the government insurance plans. With our hospital being part of a larger system, we are able to be in network with most insurances, thus further decreasing barriers to care.

Problem: quality of care.
Solution: by having a centralized quality assurance and performance improvement system (through our hospital), we are able to assure maintenance of quality care at all of the individual satellite EDs.

Jan-June Performance network Improvement

Publication Date: 
2017
Hospital: 
Texas Health Hospital - Carrollton
Toolkit Category: 
Arrival
Bed Placement
Clinician Initial Evaluation
Disposition Decision
Exit from ED
Clinical Areas Affected: 
Emergency Department
Staff Involved: 
Administrators
ED Staff
Physicians