Thunder Bay Regional Health Authority

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Project Lead: Dr. David Wood

 

Decreasing Length of Stay (LOS) through the Normalization of Diagnostic Test Ordering in the Emergency Department

At Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre there are variations in practices around diagnostic test ordering. Due to the volume of patients seen in the Emergency Department, the ordering of unnecessary tests can contribute to increased length of stay. This project aims to normalize diagnostic test ordering in the Emergency Department reducing unnecessary testing and optimizing available resources.