SPOTLIGHT: Discharging inpatients pre-noon can improve ED flow

Hospitals across the U.S. are struggling to figure out how to get patients through the emergency department quickly, safely and efficiently. Now, a new study suggests that one way to do that is to make more inpatient beds available by seeing to it that inpatients are discharged before 12 noon. This is one of several low-cost solutions recommended by the American College of Emergency Physicians to cut down on ED boarding. Article