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Providers Call for Standardized ED Metrics
Health Leaders Media

In an effort to reduce emergency department crowding, nine associations representing ED healthcare providers have signed a consensus statement that proposes standardized definitions for six common ED metrics.

Under the consensus statement, for example, an emergency department is defined as “a dedicated location serving an unscheduled patient population requesting emergency assessment,” and triage time is defined as “the time that rapid or comprehensive triage is initiated by a registered nurse or institutionally credentialed provider.”