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A recent study calculated the expected loss of one LWBS patient as $1,096, and the loss of revenue for one hour of ambulance diversion as $10,488.
Several studies had focused on the impact of different factors on LWBS and the time that patients wait before they leave.
Additionally, we evaluated the relationship between LWBS rate and time spent in the waiting room using regression models.
Due to constrained capacity in the ED and inpatient settings in 2006, the ED's operational performance had begun to suffer significantly from worsening door-to-provider times, ED length of stay, percentage of patients that LWBS, patient satisfaction scores and EMS ambulance diversion hours.
Reducing wait time decreases the number of LWBS, which boosts patient satisfaction.
The Act emerged from the Gwich'in and Sahtu Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements, and established an overarching Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (LWB) and co-management boards for the Gwich'in (16,000 [km.sup.2]) and Sahtu (280,000 [km.sup.2]) settlement areas.
Figure 6 shows a significant improvement to LWBS at another network emergency department.
LWBS: Patients that leave the ED when they find long queues and have to wait longer than what they can tolerate.
Outputs included the following ED quality measures: the rate of left without being seen (LWBS), the percent of heart attack patients given percutaneous coronary intervention within 90 minutes of arrival (PCI), time patients who came to the ED with broken bones had to wait before receiving pain medication (PAIN), and the number of patient visits per day adjusted by patient severity (PPD).
The ability to avoid over-crowding by transferring quicker resulted in a decrease in the LWBS rate by 0.7% and the necessity to divert ambulances by 11%.
Keeping this primary aim in mind, we also endeavoured to find the effects of FT area on patient satisfaction, patients' costs, waiting times (WTs) of the patients in triage area and total length of patients' stay (LOS) in ED, number of patients leaving without being seen (LWBS), mortality and morbidity rates.
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