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In 2008, there was plenty of evidence that things weren't working very well in the ED at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT. The leave-without-being-seen (LWBS) rate was at 5%, the average wait time to see a physician was over two hours, patient satisfaction was in the single digits, and the hospital recorded eight serious safety events in that one year alone.

ED revamp: Team approach to care reduces errors, boosts patient and clinician satisfaction