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Hospitalists everywhere are under pressure to improve throughput and
speed up patient flow. The hospitalists at Presbyterian Hospital in
Albuquerque, N.M., have had great success in moving patients more
quickly through the hospital, but only by tossing out many of the
strategies that hospitalist groups everywhere rely on. In this series,
David J. Yu, MD, MBA, Presbyterian's medical director of adult inpatient
medicine services, details the steps the hospitalists and hospital
administration took to overhaul throughput and get patients moving
through the hospital more efficiently.
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