Affiliation: Boston University
- Managing unnecessary variability in patient demand to reduce nursing stress and improve patient safetyEugene Litvak
Boston University, Boston, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 31:330-8. 2005..By reducing unnecessary variability, hospitals can reduce many of these stresses and thereby improve patient safety and quality of care...
- Time series analysis of variables associated with daily mean emergency department length of stayNiels K Rathlev
Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center, One Boston Medical Center Place, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Ann Emerg Med 49:265-71. 2007..We measure the effect of various input, throughput, and output factors on daily emergency department (ED) mean length of stay per patient (daily mean length of stay)...
- Sleep Faster! (Somebody else needs your blanket...)Matthew H R Anstey
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, W CC 470, Deaconess Rd, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Aust Health Rev 36:244-7. 2012..An alternative solution proposed is the separation of elective and emergency surgical streams to reduce the variability in demand for inpatient services...
- Queuing theory accurately models the need for critical care resourcesMichael L McManus
Department of Anesthesia, Pain and Perioperative Medicine, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Anesthesiology 100:1271-6. 2004..Although mathematical tools have been suggested for determining the proper number of intensive care beds necessary to serve a given demand, the performance of such models has not been prospectively evaluated over significant periods...
- Variability in surgical caseload and access to intensive care servicesMichael L McManus
Department of Anesthesia and the Multidisciplinary Intensive Care Unit, Children s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts 02115, USA
Anesthesiology 98:1491-6. 2003..Intensive care units may frequently present bottlenecks to patient flow, and saturation of these services limits a hospital's responsiveness to new emergencies...