Effectiveness of Manchester triage flow model regarding patients’ waiting time in Bahria international hospital Lahore, Pakistan
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The triage system is meant to be implemented in all (Accidental & Emergency Departments) so as to help and determine the relative priority of individual patient needs. Emergency patients are to be given immediate treatment, while those with non-acute symptoms may have to wait longer (Lucke et al., 2021). Assessment process during the triage need to be balanced with the extent of patient flow, as expanding the assessment process during triage may slow down the patient flow and may lead to delay in emergency service provision (Lucke et al., 2021).Through the use of computer-generated reports, archival data records for two months from the ED of the Bahria International Hospital in Lahore, Pakistan to assess the effectiveness of patients triage flow model. The results of this quantitative study showed that the patient flow model had a considerable temporal effect. Including 16 females, 25 were male and 25% average waiting was more than 240 mints. The ability to decrease patient wait times while enhancing patients quality of care and health outcomes is one of the social change implications. A quantitative study would produce data that would assist medical staff by shortening the wait times for patients.
Mehwish Shaheen, Muhammad Afzal, Madiha Mukhtar. Effectiveness of Manchester triage flow model regarding patients’ waiting time in Bahria international hospital Lahore, Pakistan. Cardiometry; Issue 29; November 2023; p.95-98; DOI: 10.18137/cardiometry.2023.29.9598; Available from: https://www.cardiometry.net/issues/no29-november-2023/effectiveness-manchester-triage-flow-model