Strategic Emergency department design: An approach to capacity planning in healthcare provision in overcrowded emergency rooms

Exadaktylos, AK; Evangelopoulos, DS; Wullschleger, M; Bürki, L; Zimmermann, H (2008). Strategic Emergency department design: An approach to capacity planning in healthcare provision in overcrowded emergency rooms. Journal of trauma management & outcomes, 2(1), p. 11. London: BioMed Central 10.1186/1752-2897-2-11

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Healthcare professionals and the public have increasing concerns about the ability of emergency departments to meet current demands. Increased demand for emergency services, mainly caused by a growing number of minor and moderate injuries has reached crisis proportions, especially in the United Kingdom. Numerous efforts have been made to explore the complex causes because it is becoming more and more important to provide adequate healthcare within tight budgets. Optimisation of patient pathways in the emergency department is therefore an important factor. This paper explores the possibilities offered by dynamic simulation tools to improve patient pathways using the emergency department of a busy university teaching hospital in Switzerland as an example.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > University Emergency Center

UniBE Contributor:

Exadaktylos, Aristomenis Konstantinos and Zimmermann, Heinz

ISSN:

1752-2897

Publisher:

BioMed Central

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:06

Last Modified:

08 Jun 2016 10:49

Publisher DOI:

10.1186/1752-2897-2-11

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.28650

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/28650 (FactScience: 123635)

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