Navigation Links
Better scheduling of admissions can reduce crowding at children's hospitals
Date:5/23/2011

Too many admissions at a hospital at one time can put patients at risk. A new study published today in the Journal of Hospital Medicine suggests that "smoothing" occupancy over the course of a week could help hospitals reduce crowding and protect patients from crowded conditions. The strategy involves controlling the entry of patients, when possible, to achieve more even levels of occupancy instead of the peaks and troughs that are commonly encountered.

Researchers gathered inpatient information from 39 children's hospitals during 2007, using it to compare weekday versus weekend occupancy and to model the impact that smoothing inpatient occupancy has on reducing variations in occupancy. While it is obvious that smoothing over the whole week will reduce peaks and raise troughs to average levels, the investigators sought to quantify just how large these differences areand thereby quantify the potential of smoothing to reduce inpatient crowding. If smoothing does not significantly reduce crowding, then other strategies might be of more value.

The analysis revealed that weekday occupancy exceeded weekend occupancy: hospitals' average occupancy ranged from 70.9% to 108.1% on weekdays, and 65.7% to 94.9% on weekends. After smoothing, each week's maximum occupancy within the hospitals was reduced by smoothing (by an average of 6.6 percentage points). Through smoothing, 39,607 patients from the 39 hospitals were removed from settings where occupancy levels exceeded 95%. To achieve within-week smoothing, a median of only 2.6% of admissions would have to be scheduled on a different day of the week; this equates to a median of 7.4 patients per week.

"Scheduled admissions contribute significantly to variability in occupancy at hospitals and raise the risk of mid-week crowding," said lead researcher Evan S. Fieldston, MD, of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA. "Predictable patterns of admissions lead to high occupancy on some da
'/>"/>

Contact: Amy Molnar
healthnews@wiley.com
Wiley-Blackwell
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Black Americans With Lupus Have Better Response to Flu Vaccine
2. Pitt researchers build a better mouse model to study depression
3. Virtual workout partners spur better results
4. Watching how cancer patients interact online could help clinicians provide better services
5. Are words weighing down the development of policy for better health?
6. Colonoscopy Better Than Alternative at Spotting Cancer in Seniors: Study
7. FDA could analyze public health consequences of its decisions better
8. Airlines Need Better Prep for In-Flight Medical Crises: Experts
9. Scientists afflict computers with schizophrenia to better understand the human brain
10. To Feel Better, Exercise Harder: Study
11. Breast Shield Better for Women Getting Chest CT Scan: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/30/2014)... Irvine, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 Research by UC ... system functions, shedding light on a vital process that ... , In the online version of Nature Immunology ... Zhou and other Institute for Immunology colleagues describe a ... and released into the bloodstream. , A T cell ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... University of Maryland-led research team has been awarded ... Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop new imaging ... our understanding of how large networks of neurons ... This knowledge will help researchers identify the precise ... behavior, like decision-making and speaking, and alterations in ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... September 30, 2014 EverStryke , the ... introduction to SurvivalLife.com along with a free book and class ... of Shane Michaels, prompting an investigative review. , “Joe ... in the survival and preparation niche, and this product is ... great classes and survival products that Joe offers on his ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014 Elevate , the latest product ... in and out of the gym by providing natural ingredients ... attention of Shane Michaels, prompting an investigative review. , ... reason most people simply just don’t have the ability to ... at work, getting the motivation to finish a project, or ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 ... plastic surgery providers in Turkey has gone up more ... of growth. The medical tourism company also reported total ... since October 2012. , The company’s professional strategy has ... in Turkey — ultimately designed for patient comfort and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:UCI study uncovers important process for immune system development 2Health News:UMD receives inaugural BRAIN Initiative Award 2Health News:EverStryke: Review Exposes Joe Marshall’s Permanent Match Survival Product 2Health News:Elevate: Review Exposes Blue Star Nutraceutical’s Latest Supplement for Ultimate Brain Function, Focus, and Energy 2Health News:VisitandCare.com Announces Record Demand for Plastic Surgery in Turkey 2Health News:VisitandCare.com Announces Record Demand for Plastic Surgery in Turkey 3Health News:VisitandCare.com Announces Record Demand for Plastic Surgery in Turkey 4
... researchers have found that yo-yo dieting can more than double ... dieting, also known as weight cycling, is a repeated loss ... ,Researchers studied 140,057 women aged between 50 and ... yo-yo dieting and compared women average waist size to those ...
... have found that symptoms in patients with obstructive sleep ... with nasal insufflation (TNI), using a nasal cannula ... rate. ,Our findings provide evidence that TNI ... obstructive hypopneas and apneas, said lead researcher Hartmut Schneider, ...
... Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) are increasingly ... disease , but a new study finds that the ... be hospitalized for pneumonia. ,In a large ... inhaled corticosteroid use was associated with a significant 70 ...
... to open FatBurger fast food joint in Miami, Florida . ... South Beach diner revealed that she has been hooked to ... college. ,"That was part of my L.A. education ... all these low-riders (cars)... FatBurger was, like, the centrepiece for ...
... flowing in two of China's longest rivers -- the Yangtze ... change linked to the contraction of wetlands, warned the ... at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) as saying after ... wetlands on the Tibetan Plateau had shrunk by over 10 ...
... Actor/comedian Eddie Murphy is the worlds biggest love-rat, according to ... who has been named by Mel Bs pal Victoria Beckham ... callous way after she got pregnant with his child, topped ... Nutty Professor actor insisted on a DNA test to prove ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Nasal Cannula Treatment for Sleep Apnea Patients 2Health News:Nasal Cannula Treatment for Sleep Apnea Patients 3Health News:Patients Taking Inhaled Steroids may Develop Pneumonia 2
(Date:9/30/2014)... , Sept. 30, 2014 Aileron ... Summary Global Markets Direct,s, ,Aileron Therapeutics, ... an overview of the Aileron Therapeutics, Inc.,s pharmaceutical ... comprehensive information on the current therapeutic developmental pipeline ... at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... -- According to their CEO, Rob Bohacs ... going through a complete transformation with highly targeted ... current clinical trial management process isn,t configured to ... which will ultimately drive the prescription cancer drugs ... been recognized by the National Cancer Institute as an ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... LOS ANGELES , Sept. 30, 2014   ... apnea shopping destination , today announced that it now ... ResMed . AirSense CPAPs are the first sleep apnea ... makes it simple and easy to track and share ... the overall effectiveness of their CPAP therapy.  In addition, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Aileron Therapeutics, Inc. - Product Pipeline Review - 2014 2Aileron Therapeutics, Inc. - Product Pipeline Review - 2014 3Small Denver Company Pharmatech driving a large revolution in how cancer clinical trials are managed 2Easy Breathe Now Offers World's First "Smart" CPAP Device to Treat Sleep Apnea 2Easy Breathe Now Offers World's First "Smart" CPAP Device to Treat Sleep Apnea 3Easy Breathe Now Offers World's First "Smart" CPAP Device to Treat Sleep Apnea 4
... Dec. 6, 2011 Talyst, a leader in ... American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical ... access and secure management of CII medications. AutoVault ... restocking of controlled substance inventory. AutoVault ...
... The report " Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) Market ... analyzes and studies the major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities ... Rest of the world. Browse market ... Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) Market Trends, Competitive Landscape and Global Forecasts ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Talyst Unveils AutoVault™ at ASHP 2011 2MarketsandMarkets: API Market is Expected to Reach $159.08 Billion by 2016 2MarketsandMarkets: API Market is Expected to Reach $159.08 Billion by 2016 3
Blunt tipped forceps with tungsten carbide treated jaws for enhanced gripping and removal of large sized foreign bodies....
Blunt tipped forceps with a thin tip angled at approximately 135 and hollowed out "notch" on the interior of the distal end. Tip is shaped like a pic when in the closed position. For membrane peeling...
Blunt tlpped forceps wlth smooth jaws that have been diamond dusted for enhanced grasping. Excellent for grasping of immature membranes....
Microforceps : Asymmetrical Endgripping Forceps...
Medicine Products: