Emergency Excellence Launches Free ED Benchmarking Report on NQF Metrics

Emergency Excellence has incorporated three National Quality Forum (NQF) benchmarks relating to emergency department efficiency and throughput into a personalized emergency department benchmarking report.

Online PR News – 13-April-2010 – – Participants enter their National Quality Forum (NQF) efficiency values and receive a free, personalized emergency department benchmarking report. Emergency Departments are compared to similar centers by type, locale, and census. This complimentary report allows hospitals to externally benchmark to comparable emergency rooms and best practices for:

* Door to Doctor Time
* Admit Decision to Depart Time
* Left Without Being Seen (LWBS) Rate

The NQF-endorsed benchmarks are being considered by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for inclusion in the public reporting system in 2012.

Mark Reiter MD MBA, Emergency Excellence CEO explains “the National Quality Forum benchmarks provide practical information on emergency department patient flow. Improving emergency department throughput improves patient care, patient satisfaction, and emergency department financial performance.”

Tom Scaletta MD, Emergency Excellence President notes “this free report will provide useful data for emergency department performance improvement and serve as an excellent introduction to our comprehensive benchmarking services.”

The free emergency department benchmark report can be accessed at: