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Managing patient flow : [publication] : strategies and solutions for addressing hospital overcrowding /

by Joint Commission Resources (Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oakbrook Terrace Ill. : Joint Commission Resources (JCR), 2004, cop. 2004Description: 147 p. : tabl. ; 28 cm.ISBN: 0866888608.SAPHIR theme(s): Hôpitaux - Etablissements de soins et d'accueilMeSH subject(s): Emergency Service, Hospital | Hospitalization | Quality Assurance, Health Care | Risk Management | Triage | Bed Occupancy | Emergency Service, Hospital -- organization & administration | Emergency Service, Hospital -- standards | United States | HandbooksPUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: MonographSummary: This manual offers practical strategies and solutions for hospitals to deal with the causes of overcrowding and provide safe care. The book addresses the causes of hospital overcrowding and the impact of overcrowding on patient safety. It also discusses the following :The use of Joint Commission standards, including the new managing patient flow standard, to mitigate the effects of overcrowding and improve patient process flow management. -How the concepts of "input," "throughput," and "output" affect overcrowding and what hospitals can do to address these concepts - The use of strategies such as technology-based solutions, fast tracking, and community collaboration to prevent overcrowding and improve care in overcrowded hospitals - Case studies of hospitals that have successfully dealt with the overcrowding issue, with lessons learned for other hospitals to adapt for their own needs [Editor]
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This manual offers practical strategies and solutions for hospitals to deal with the causes of overcrowding and provide safe care. The book addresses the causes of hospital overcrowding and the impact of overcrowding on patient safety. It also discusses the following :The use of Joint Commission standards, including the new managing patient flow standard, to mitigate the effects of overcrowding and improve patient process flow management. -How the concepts of "input," "throughput," and "output" affect overcrowding and what hospitals can do to address these concepts - The use of strategies such as technology-based solutions, fast tracking, and community collaboration to prevent overcrowding and improve care in overcrowded hospitals - Case studies of hospitals that have successfully dealt with the overcrowding issue, with lessons learned for other hospitals to adapt for their own needs [Editor]