A targeted initiative to discharge surgical patients earlier in the day is associated with decreased length of stay and improved hospital throughput.


Department of Surgery, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, 11100 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH, 44106, USA. Electronic address: [Email]


The timing of inpatient discharges can impact hospital throughput with later discharges leading to decreased patient satisfaction, increased length of stay (LOS), and longer boarding times.


Boarding times,Discharge by noon,Length of stay,Throughput,