Scanning the Headlines: Timeliness

Updated on July 31, 2006

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Gupta, D., and others.  Performance metrics for advanced access.  Journal of Healthcare Management.   51(4):246-259, July/Aug. 2006.

Freudenheim, M.  Market forces pushing doctors to be more available.  New York Times.  June 24, 2006.

Patient flow initiatives slash average LOS.  ED Management.  18(6):69-70, June 2006.

New waiting-room devices promise patient satisfaction.  Healthcare Strategic Management.  24(6):12-13, June 2006.

Welch, S.  A wound-care process model improves emergency department turnaround time.  Journal for Healthcare Quality.  28(3):55-59, May/June 2006.

The waiting room is closed.  Health Management Technology.   27(4):24-28, Apr. 2006.

Hankinson, M., Faraone, D., and Blumenfrucht, M.  Sustained improvement for specilty clinic access.  Joint Commission Journal of Quality and Patient Safety.  32(2):142-151, Mar. 2006.

Trypuc, J., Hudson, A., and MacLeod, H.  Ontario's wait time strategy:  part 1.  Healthcare Quarterly.  9(2):44-51, 2006.

Improving patient flow dramatically decreases wait in emergency and inpatient admitting.  Modern Healthcare.  35(36):28-32, Sept. 5, 2005.

Hospitals use new methods to reduce waiting periods, expedite care in emergency rooms.  Health Care Strategic Management.  23(9):4, Sept. 2005.

Stein, A.  Improving patient flow and overcrowding in emergency departments.  Journal of Nursing Administration.  35(6):279-280, June 2005.

Litvak, E., and others.  Managing unnecessary variability in patient demand to reduce nursing stress and improve patient safety.  Journal of Quality and Patient Safety.  31(6):330-337, June 2005. 

Lundie, S.  Fast pass for patients.  MSNBC News.  Mar. 6, 2005. 

Throughput department reaps dramatic rewards.  Hospital Case Management.  Mar. 2005.

'15-30' commitment key to reduced wait times.  ED Management.  17(2):21-22, Feb. 2005.

Hospitals reduce costs, patient waiting times with automated self-service check-in system.  Health Care Strategic Management.  22(9):5, Sept.2004.

Dewitt, P.  Finding the time.  HealthLeaders.  7(9):72-74, Sept. 2004.

Want to improve service?  promise a 30-minute wait.  ED Management.  16(5):52-53, May 2004.

Randolph, G., and others.  Behind schedule: improving access to care for children one practice at a time.  Pediatrics. 113(3 Pt 1):e230-7, Mar. 2004.

Buetow, S.  Patient experience of time duration:  strategies for "slowing time" and "accelerating time" in general practices.  Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.  10(1):21, Feb. 2004.

Resneck, J., Pletcher, M., and Lozano, N.  Medicare, Medicaid, and access to dermatologists: the effect of patient insurance on appointment access and wait times.  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.  50(1):85-92, Jan. 2004.

Solberg, L., and others.  Key issues in transforming health care organizations for quality: the case of advanced access.  Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety.  30(1):15-24, Jan. 2004.

Ehman, M., and Haas, J.  Can I find a doctor? Availability of primary care physicians in the San Francisco Bay Area.  The Journal of Family Practice.  52(11):876-82, Nov. 2003.

Friedmann, P., and others.  Accessibility of addiction treatment: results from a national survey of outpatient substance abuse treatment organizations.  Health Services Research.  38(3):887-903, Jun. 2003.

Blendon, R., and others.  Common concerns amid diverse systems: health care experiences in five countries.  Health Affairs. 22(3):106-21, May/June 2003.

Harrison, R., and others.  The Community Dental Facilitator Project: reducing barriers to dental care.  Journal of Public Health Dentistry. 63(2):126-8, Spring 2003.

Murray, M., and others.  Improving timely access to primary care: case studies of the advanced access model.  JAMA : The Journal of the American Medical Association. 289(8):1042-6, Feb. 26, 2003.

Murray, M., and Berwick, D.  Advanced access: reducing waiting and delays in primary care.  JAMA : The Journal of the American Medical Association.  289(8):1035-40, Feb. 26, 2003.

Giannone, J.  Open access as an alternative to patient combat.  Family Practice Management.  10(1):65-6, Jan. 2003.

Meyers, S. "Concierge" medicine. Who really pays for gold standard access to doctors?  Trustee.  56(1):12-4, 19, 1, Jan. 2003.

Tod, A., Lacey, E., and McNeill, F.  "I'm still waiting...": barriers to accessing cardiac rehabilitation services.  Journal of Advanced Nursing.  40(4):421-31, Nov. 2002.

Felt-Lisk, S., McHugh, M., and Howell, E. Monitoring local safety-net providers: do they have adequate capacity?  Health Affairs. 21(5):277-83, Sept./Oct. 2002.

Fottler, M., and Ford, R.  Managing patient waits in hospital emergency departments.  Health Care Management.  21(1):46-61, Sept. 2002.

Murray, M.  Reducing waits and delays in the referral process. Family Practice Management.  9(3):39-42, Mar. 2002.

Gordon, E. What "race" cannot tell us about access to kidney transplantation.  Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. 11(2):134-41, Spring 2002.

Pinto, M., Parente, D., and Barber, J.  Selling open access health care delivery to patients and administrators: what's the hook?  Health Marketing Quarterly.  19(3):57-69, 2002.

Wolfskill, S.  Pre-access processing models.  NAHAM Access Management Journal..  28(2):9-10, 2002.

Schneck, L. Open-access scheduling can open the door to better performance. MGMA connexion / Medical Group Management Association.  1(1):39-40, Sept. 2001.

Andersson, G., and Karlberg, I.  Lack of integration, and seasonal variations in demand explained performance problems and waiting times for patients at emergency departments: a 3 years evaluation of the shift of responsibility between primary and secondary care by closure of two acute hospitals.  Health Policy.  55(3):187-207, Mar. 2001.


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