Our hospital is using the adult ED "standard" of 2.5 pts per hour as a
productivity measure for attending coverage in our ED. I am not aware of any
data on pediatric EDs and MD productivity, but we are short of this adult
mark. We are a non-teaching institution, do not use physician extenders in
the ED, but we do triage out low acuity patients to a fast-track clinic 3-11
daily. I would appreciate other EDs input if comparable situations to ours.
1. How many patients per hour can be seen by an attending ED physician
without any resident/extender usage?
2. Does your ED triage out low acuity patients during all/part of the day?
3. What "extra" responsibilities do your physicians have while on duty? (code
coverage, medical control, admit orders, poison control, etc.)
Email me directly, and I'll post results
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Joe Childs/East Tenn.Children's - Knoxville
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