Managing a variable acute patient flow: planning and decision-making
2012 (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
This paper focuses on the management of variability in the acute patient flow, which is another factor that complicates the organisational structure of a hospital. There is a high degree of variability in healthcare (Ronen and Pliskin, 2006), in particular when it comes to acute patients where the patient inflow fluctuates concerning time, health issues and response to treatment. Healthcare resources are also often used inappropriately and not adapted to the variations that exist (Walley et al., 2006). Variation is hence created by internal behaviours in healthcare systems such as discontinuous scheduling, variable capacity to discharge and by splitting demand into subgroups (Allder et al., 2011).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Transport Systems and Logistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-111589OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-111589DiVA: diva2:758341