Accession Number : ADA195353

Title :   A Study to Determine Methods to Reduce Waiting Time at the Emergency Room, Moncrief Army Hospital, Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis Jul 78-Apr 79,

Corporate Author : ARMY HEALTH CARE STUDIES AND CLINICAL INVESTIGATION ACTIVITY FORT SAM HOUSTON TX

Personal Author(s) : Barton, Douglas A.

Report Date : APR 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 136

Abstract : This study determined methods to reduce waiting time at the Moncrief Hospital emergency room. The author observed emergency room operations and questioned patients and staff. He proposes a modified patient flow system that utilizes a Physician Assistant to triage patients. Keywords: medical services; patients; health care; theses.

Descriptors :   *EMERGENCIES, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *CRISIS MANAGEMENT, HOSPITALS, PATIENTS, PHYSICIANS, SOUTH CAROLINA, THESES, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), SCHEDULING, HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, ARMY FACILITIES.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE