Managing Patient Flow: Strategies And Solutions for Addressing Hospital Overcrowding

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This book provides proven techniques for dealing with hospital overcrowding by offering practical strategies and solutions to deal with the causes of overcrowding. The book also addresses the impact of overcrowding on patient safety and how to minimize the potential for adverse patient outcomes. The book also offers the following: suggestions for using internationally recognized standards for managing patient flow and preventing overcrowding; an explanation of how the concepts of 'input', 'throughput', and 'output' affect overcrowding and what hospitals can do to address these concepts; strategies such as technology-based solutions, outcome measures, fast tracking, and teamwork to prevent overcrowding and improve care; and, case studies of hospitals that have successfully dealt with overcrowding.

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