Too often, the need for emergency medical services outstrips the resources available, leading to crowded conditions in emergency departments

3 recommendations to reduce crowding

1. Optimize patient flow within the four walls of the ED. Use these 4 strategies:

2. Activate resource and personnel management policies during times of peak crowding. Use these 3 strategies:

3. Explore alternatives to traditional inpatient admissions. Here are 2 strategies: