- Patients encountered providers earlier in the visit, meaning some treatment decisions could be made earlier in the patient encounter.
- Fewer patients required ED beds, allowing more resources to be available for patients who required them.
This model could help hospitals that are looking to improve their ED throughput. With the Affordable Care Act expected to extend healthcare coverage to another 30 million Americans, the ED crowding problem is not likely to go away. The physician shortage means many of those patients will use the ED as their primary care provider. Barton Associates is positioned to help hospitals staff their triage and Fast Track Units with top-quality locum tenens physicians and NPs. Our team has placed locum tenens emergency medicine NPs from our talented pool of providers to help improve throughput at facilities nationwide. For more information visit our facilities page.