Guide to system challenge events


This rapid improvement guide provides a brief guide to running a system challenge event.

A system challenge event brings the local urgent and emergency care (UEC) system together at the front door of the emergency department (ED) to:

  • identify and challenge the outputs of the UEC system
  • understand the clinical and operational factors, influencing ED use
  • improve the patient’s journey through the UEC system, both in hospital and in the community

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