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Patients Flow Through a University Hospital

  • R. Baud
  • G. Thurler
  • A. Assimacopoulos
  • J.-R. Scherrer
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 25)

Abstract

This paper presents an exhaustive analysis of patients flow (admissions, transfers and discharges) during one year at the University Hospital of Geneva. Specific characteristics of different medical specialities are enlighted, such as: admission mode, duration of stay, age of patients, rate of transfers, etc.

The impact of a fully automated graphical presentation of pertinent data issued from a Total Hospital Information System is emphasized, as well as the benefits of an in-depth understanding of the leading parameters governing the patient flow.

Keywords

Medical Service Medical Speciality Graphical Presentation Hospital Information System Patient Flow 
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References

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    R. BAUD, E. MESSMER, A. ASSIMACOPOULOS and J.-R. SCHERRER: “The monitoring of a Hospital Information System” — MEDINFO 80, Lindberg/Kaihara Ed., North-Holland Publishing Co. — 1980, p. 1038–1042.Google Scholar
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    A. ASSIMACOPOULOS, R. BAUD and J. R. SCHERRER: “A ten years retrospective for the HIS DIOGENE, its learning for the next decade” — MEDINFO 83, van Bemmel/Ball/Wigertz Ed., Nort-Holland Publishing Co. — 1983, p. 73–76.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Baud
    • 1
  • G. Thurler
    • 1
  • A. Assimacopoulos
    • 1
  • J.-R. Scherrer
    • 1
  1. 1.Division d’InformatiqueHôpital Cantonal Universitaire de Genève et Faculté de MédecineGenève 4Switzerland

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