Implementing a Departure Lounge: A Strategy to Improve Patient Flow and the Discharge Process

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J Nurs Adm. 2022 Mar 1;52(3):129-131. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000001118.


This column presents the development of a Departure Lounge at Cedars Sinai Medical Center as a mechanism to assist in addressing capacity constraints. Departure lounges have been presented as an option to improve hospital throughput by providing a safe space for discharged patients to wait once medical and nursing care has been completed.

PMID:35179140 | DOI:10.1097/NNA.0000000000001118

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