Health Systems by Ali Hobbs

ISE magazine's column about healthcare (January 2021)

Rethinking emergency waiting rooms in pandemic

The inefficiency of emergency waiting rooms has always been a hot topic among healthcare professionals. COVID-19 has only amplified these issues, and will have a lasting effect on the emergency department waiting room structure. While examining the traditional patient waiting areas and their challenges prior to the pandemic, we must also imagine the structure of the future and learn from pandemic best practices.

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