We have measured our physicians and looked at this issue in depth. We
monitor this from the feel good perspective as well as turnaround times
(efficiency) and patient satisfaction.
We operate at two sites.
Egleston ED sees 36,000 pateints, tertiary care, lots of acute on chronic,
acute on transplant patients, only one to two residents per day, and a
level one trauma center. We admit 15% of the comers and staff at 2.4
patients per attending/hour.
Hughes Spalding ED is a county hospital ED (free standing pediatric
hospital) with level 2 trauma, 5% admission rate and atleast 3 to 4
residents per shift. We staff at 4 patients per attending per hour.
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Naghma S. Khan, MD
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Emory University School of Medicine
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>I know this issue raises it's ugly head once or twice per year on THE
>Is there any Peds EM specific benchmarks for appropriate Physician
>I am specifically interested in the NON-academic centers. How many
>per hour should a Peds EM physician be able to manage well?
>I've seen the 2.2 to 2.8 numbers used in General EDs. I have also seen 5+
>PPH used in Ped ED centers with full resident coverage. But what about
>completely clinical, seperate Peds ED?
>Some adult EM physicians think that Peds ED = Fast Track so they would
>5-6 PPH but of course this is silly. While traditional markers for acuity
>are lower in peds EDs (admission rates, arrests, and deaths), kids are
>harder to examine and more time consuming to perform procedures on.
>Since we are seeing more and more non-academic Peds ED forming now, I
>it is going to be vital to have good data that is peds specific.
>Anyone have data or an authoritative source to share?
>Ollie Chrisler M.D.
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