Hospitals need to examine negative occurrences such as: extended Length of Stay (LOS), lengthy door-to-doc time, and high rates of left without being seen (LWBS). Anything that prevents the hospital from meeting the goal of decreasing these issues must be assessed. For example, the work-up time (the time patients arrive to when they leave) can oftentimes be decreased. One way to address this issue would be to closely examine turnaround times for all diagnostic tests
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Immediately, the Interim encountered a conflict: the hospital’s traditional physician culture. Initially, the medical director was not the most collaborative leader, making decisions regarding the department that vastly affected nursing practice without input from nursing.