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Evidence: Scribes increase medical productivity and shorten patient emergency stays

In a BMJ (British Medical Journal) study, emergency physicians saw 26% more patients and patients left the emergency department 19 minutes sooner when a medical scribe assisted the physician. Having scribes on the team was safe and the scribe role was found to be cost-effective for Australian hospitals. Emergency physicians

All, Models of Care, Evidence, Patient Flow, Innovation, Patient Experience,

Innovation: Medical Scribes in Australian Emergency Departments

For every patient an Emergency Physician sees, there is at least half an hour of clerical data entry that follows. Medical Scribes take on the clerical workload of the Emergency Physician by documenting the history, examination findings and care plan in real time. They also source information from patients’ medical

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Evidence: ‘Between the Flags’ approach to recognising patient deterioration

Recognising patient deterioration early is critical to preventing or preparing for adverse events such as cardiac arrest. When unrecognised patient deterioration was identified as a contribution to unexplained patient deaths, the Clinical Excellence Commission worked with clinicians, managers and administrators to develop a two-tiered warning system. Vital signs are recorded