Patient Flow: Reducing Delay in Healthcare Delivery

  • Randolph W. Hall

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 91)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Randolph Hall, David Belson, Pavan Murali, Maged Dessouky
    Pages 1-44
  3. Boris Sobolev, Adrian Levy, Lisa Kuramoto
    Pages 79-100
  4. Emilio Cerdá, Laura de Pablos, Maria V. Rodriguez
    Pages 151-187
  5. Michael Warner
    Pages 189-209
  6. Sheldon H. Jacobson, Shane N. Hall, James R. Swisher
    Pages 211-252
  7. Peter Congdon
    Pages 253-280
  8. Linda Green
    Pages 281-307
  9. Maged Dessouky, Fernando Ordóñez, Hongzhong Jia, Zhihong Shen
    Pages 309-338
  10. Mark Lindsay
    Pages 357-391
  11. David Belson
    Pages 429-452
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 453-464

About this book


Patient Flow: Reducing Delay in Healthcare Delivery is dedicated to improving healthcare through reducing the delays experienced by patients. One aspect of this goal is to improve the flow of patients, so that they do not experience unnecessary waits as they flow through a healthcare system. Another aspect is ensuring that services are closely synchronized with patterns of patient demand. Still another aspect is ensuring that ancillary services, such as housekeeping and transportation, are fully coordinate with direct patient care. It is the first book treatment to have reduction in patient delay as its sole focus, and therefore, provides the foundation by which hospitals can implement change. Reflecting the highly interdisciplinary and practitioner nature of this book, the chapters have been written by doctors, nurses, industrial engineers, system engineers and geographers, and thus, these perspectives provide the comprehensive view needed to address the problem of patient delay.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Randolph W. Hall
    • 1
  1. 1.Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems EngineeringUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-33635-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-33636-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0884-8289
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