Please incorporate the following steps into your everyday practice:
1. Round earlier in the day so that discharges can be accomplished by 11 a.m.
2. Focus on why the patient has been hospitalized and what needs to be done to move them on to outpatient care.
3. Prioritize what problems need to be worked up in the hospital and which can be deferred to outpatient care.
We need your help in reducing length of stay to eliminate ER and Recovery Room holds.