The drive to maximize emergency department (ED) efficiency while also ensuring the quality of care they deliver has been the focus of experts in the United States for decades. Access to patient-centered and equitable emergency care is critical to a community, and EDs are the safety net that must provide that care whenever it is needed, to whomever needs it. A wellmanaged ED increases the quality and safety of patient care and strengthens the health care infrastructure.
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