Emergency medicine: Choreographing in chaos

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Emergency medicine: Choreographing in chaos

April 20, 2018

How to measure if your acute-care professionals are responding appropriately?

Separate collisions had landed the boy in two Seattle-area emergency departments.  Most of his needs were met without fail, but there were some delays. 

If you end up needing emergency care, how do you tell whether your hospital caregivers are adequately doing their job? 

Dr. Steve Mitchell, who directs the ED at Harborview Medical Center, said clinicians are constantly trying to give the best care possible, efficiently and often with limited resources, “It is like you are choreographing a dance in a system that is chaotic by nature,” he said.


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