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Lower ED Margins Demand a Better Strategy
Health Leaders Media

The emergency department continues to be challenged by its own internal problems even as it seeks to work with other hospital departments to overcome bottlenecks that can affect the efficiency and quality of patient care.

The results of the 2013 HealthLeaders Media Emergency Department Survey show that resolving these issues will remain an uphill battle as demand for ED services increases, quality metrics draw public attention, and ED overcrowding raises patient safety concerns. Reimbursement challenges and declining operating margins will further complicate matters.