MHA Keystone: Emergency Room (ER)
According to The Henry J. Kaiser Family
Foundation, 461 of every 1,000 Michigan residents visited an
in 2010, roughly 11 percent above the national average. Hospitals in
Michigan and across the country are also experiencing
overcrowding and longer patient stays due to
health care professional shortages,
an aging population, and an increase in uninsured and underinsured
We Are Doing
implements evidence-based interventions that ensure the most critically
ill patients in the emergency department receive treatment first and
reduces the likelihood that a patient will leave before being seen.
Nearly 20 MHA Keystone:
piloted a catheter-associated urinary tract infection insertion
bundle in April in conjunction with MHA
Hospital-associated Infection. The
bundle focuses on the appropriate insertion of catheters and will be
implemented by all MHA Keystone:
teams this fall.
Also, emergency department and ICU teams continue to collaborate on a
joint septic shock initiative, known as MHA
Hospitals participating in MHA
achieved an 18.5 percent decline in the rate of patients who left
without being seen from May 2010 to March 2012.