Patients Flow Through a University Hospital
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.
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