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LWBSLeft Without Being Seen
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The decrease in ambulance diversion hours and decrease in the number of patients that LWBS led to a greater number of completed ED treatment encounters.
Strategic-Related Variable Chanqe Pre Policy Post Policy Difference Change Change Average time from ED 156 minutes 162 minutes +6 minutes (1 %) arrival to dismissal Average time from ED 330 minutes 262 minutes -68 minutes (21 %) arrival to inpatient admission Average time from 216 minutes 103 minutes -113 minutes (52%) inpatient admission decision to transfer to an inpatient care unit Average ED LWBS rate 1.
The number of LWBS in Group 2 was statistically higher Table-4: Comparison of the NEDOCS scores and parameters that are used in the NEDOCS score.
In just the first year, RTLS was a key factor in reducing ED length of stay (LOS) by an average of 36 minutes and cutting the LWBS rate by 24 percent.
Patients left without being seen (LWBS),7 leave prior to being seen by a physician for assessment and treatment, because of ''tired of waiting,8 childcare or other commitments, transports, dissatisfaction with nursing and physicians, improvement of symptoms, safety concerns in the waiting room, difficulties with ED staff and a perception that the department is very busy are few other reasons of LWBS.