July 23, 2018

Change PAT protocols to improve patient throughput

By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN

Preadmission testing (PAT) has been shown to reduce day-of-surgery delays and unnecessary testing that drive up the cost of healthcare. But it takes time and patience to put an effective PAT process in place. Sharon Ulep, MBB, CMCA, CPHQ, principal for healthcare…

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