Admission Assessment Unit/Team

  1. I'm working on a task force to look into the possibility of implementing an admission assessment group. This group would expedite the admission process, improve patient satisfaction (they'd be seen quicker), and ease the burden of staff nurses (a team would admit the ER or direct admit patients). Does anyone do this? I'd like to talk about how it works at your hospital, what works and doesn't work, who manages it, is it a 24/7 operation or just operate during "peak" admission times. I have many other questions and would really appreciate it if someone can help me out...Thanks