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The cost of over-triage on our nation's health system

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified "secondary over-triage" as a potential area of cost savings for our nation's health care. The phenomenon of over-triage occurs when ...

dateSep 10, 2010 in Health
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Engineering shorter wait times in the ER

Emergency room waiting times could be cut by over one third and patients' length of stay by almost two-thirds, thanks to a new approach to the triage process of sorting patients for further assessment and treatment, according ...

dateAug 24, 2010 in Other
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Slumber aids could improve intensive care outcomes

Eye masks and earplugs could help hospital patients get a better night's sleep. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care investigated their effect on sleep quality in a simulated intensive ...

dateApr 15, 2010 in Health
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