LWBS

LWBS

November 13, 2018

Located just 50 minutes southwest of Atlanta in LaGrange, Ga., WellStar West Georgia Medical Center is a 276-bed facility treating approximately

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June 15, 2017

When space in the Emergency Department is limited, identifying a Rapid Treatment Area (RTA) could solve a plethora of issues – decreasing wait times, waiting room decompression, efficient assessment of patients and overall patient satisfaction. Working in conjunction with the use of triage bypass and the use of standard of care order sets based on chief complaint, RTA is known to improve patient throughput times.

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March 2, 2017

Left Without Being Seen (LWBS) is a healthcare term often used by emergency departments (ED) to designate a patient encounter that ended with the patient leaving the healthcare setting before he/she could be seen by a certified physician. A low LWBS rate is a reflection of how well an ED is achieving its primary objective of being the safety net for its community. Patients lost as LWBS also impact liability as well as hospital revenue.

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