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A multifaceted triage process is credited with helping a California-based ED slash turnaround times and the left-without-treatment rate without requiring additional spending or resources. The approach integrates elements of the provider-in-triage and split-flow models while also using waterfall-style shifts for certain physician/nurse teams.
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