Patient Flow: Reducing Delay in Healthcare Delivery


ISBN: 978-0-387-33635-0 (Print) 978-0-387-33636-7 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-44

    Modeling Patient Flows Through the Healthcare System

  3. Chapter

    Pages 45-77

    Hospitals and Clinical Facilities, Processes and Design for Patient Flow

  4. Chapter

    Pages 79-100

    Access to Surgery and Medical Consequences of Delays

  5. Chapter

    Pages 101-122

    Breakthrough Demand-Capacity Management Strategies to Improve Hospital Flow, Safety, and Satisfaction

  6. Chapter

    Pages 123-150

    Managing Patient Appointments in Primary Care

  7. Chapter

    Pages 151-187

    Waiting Lists for Surgery

  8. Chapter

    Pages 189-209

    Personnel Staffing and Scheduling

  9. Chapter

    Pages 211-252

    Discrete-Event Simulation of Health Care Systems

  10. Chapter

    Pages 253-280

    Forecasting Demand for Regional Healthcare

  11. Chapter

    Pages 281-307

    Queueing Analysis in Healthcare

  12. Chapter

    Pages 309-338

    Rapid Distribution of Medical Supplies

  13. Chapter

    Pages 339-355

    Using a Diagnostic to Focus Hospital flow Improvement Strategies

  14. Chapter

    Pages 357-391

    Continuum of Care Program

  15. Chapter

    Pages 393-427

    A Logistics Approach for Hospital Process Improvements

  16. Chapter

    Pages 429-452

    Managing a Patient Flow Improvement Project

  17. Back Matter

    Pages 453-464