Improved Availability of Beds
Elite Care Transports's one to two (1-2) hour response times - 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year - help Case Management Teams manage the ongoing challenge of bed availability. Especially during periods of flu, pneumonia, etc..., being able to efficiently transition patients from in-patient to out-patient status helps hospitals care for increased numbers of patients.
Managing discharges involves much more than making sure a patient is ready to safely leave the hospital. In addition, there is a lot of "behind the scenes" planning that must be completed before someone transitions to another level of care or even back to their own home. Matching patients with appropriate facilities and medical capabilities is foremost and then all the patient choices must be selected, insurance coverage needs authorization, care plans must be prepared, medications must be reconciled, durable medical equipment must be arranged, etc... All parties involved work to coordinate and communicate to safeguard patients' wellbeing, promote recover, and ease their anxiety during a very stressful time.
Since 2015, Elite Care Transports's "average" monthly response times have remained under two hours for transport requests from call to patient pick up. Pre-scheduled appointments run 98-100% on-time every day.