Luther Midelfort – Mayo Health System
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
The Emergency Department (ED) Hourly Patient Flow Analysis tool will help you to identify sustained patterns in ED arrivals and admissions by time of day. Understanding peaks and valleys in ED arrivals and admissions will help you to smooth the flow of patients by appropriately allocating resources.
Fill out the Patients Admission Log, including time of arrival, time of decision to admit, time of admission to floor/unit, etc. Create a graph with a Y-axis labeled “Time to Admit (Minutes)” and an X-axis labeled “Hour of Day.” Plot the data point for the patient arrival to patient admission delta (admission time minus arrival time) on the vertical Y-axis and time of day on the horizontal X-axis.