bed occupancy

Summary

Summary: A measure of inpatient health facility use based upon the average number or proportion of beds occupied for a given period of time.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi A conceptual model of emergency department crowding
    Brent R Asplin
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Regions Hospital and HealthPartners Research Foundation, and University of Minnesota Medical School, St Paul and Minneapolis, MN 55101, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 42:173-80. 2003
  2. ncbi Emergency department crowding: a point in time
    Sandra M Schneider
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14642
    Ann Emerg Med 42:167-72. 2003
  3. ncbi Bed occupancy, turnover interval and MRSA rates in Northern Ireland
    Joseph B Cunningham
    Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, The University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Shore Road, Newtown Abbey, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland
    Br J Nurs 15:324-8. 2006
  4. ncbi Emergency Department overcrowding and ambulance diversion: the impact and potential solutions of extended boarding of admitted patients in the Emergency Department
    Jonathan S Olshaker
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Emerg Med 30:351-6. 2006
  5. ncbi Evaluation of Fast Track
    Shane Combs
    Joondalup Health Campus, Shenton Avenue, Perth, WA 6027, Australia
    Accid Emerg Nurs 15:40-7. 2007
  6. ncbi Measuring appropriate use of acute beds. A systematic review of methods and results
    M S McDonagh
    Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, Heslington, Y010 5DD, York, UK
    Health Policy 53:157-84. 2000
  7. pmc Reinstitutionalisation in mental health care: comparison of data on service provision from six European countries
    Stefan Priebe
    Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry, Queen Mary University of London, Newham Centre for Mental Health, London E13 8SP
    BMJ 330:123-6. 2005
  8. ncbi Bed occupancy and turnover interval as determinant factors in MRSA infections in acute settings in Northern Ireland: 1 April 2001 to 31 March 2003
    J B Cunningham
    Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, The University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Shore Road, Newtownabbey BT37 0QB, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
    J Hosp Infect 61:189-93. 2005
  9. ncbi Bed occupancy and overcrowding as determinant factors in the incidence of MRSA infections within general ward settings
    M A Borg
    Infection Control Unit, St Luke s Hospital, G Mangia MSD08, Malta
    J Hosp Infect 54:316-8. 2003
  10. pmc A waiting list to go home: an analysis of delayed discharges from surgical beds
    R T Benson
    Department of Surgery, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, UK
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 88:650-2. 2006

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Publications201 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi A conceptual model of emergency department crowding
    Brent R Asplin
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Regions Hospital and HealthPartners Research Foundation, and University of Minnesota Medical School, St Paul and Minneapolis, MN 55101, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 42:173-80. 2003
    ..The goal of the conceptual model is to provide a practical framework on which an organized research, policy, and operations management agenda can be based to alleviate ED crowding...
  2. ncbi Emergency department crowding: a point in time
    Sandra M Schneider
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14642
    Ann Emerg Med 42:167-72. 2003
    ..In addition, we sought to measure the degree of physical crowding and personnel shortage in our sample...
  3. ncbi Bed occupancy, turnover interval and MRSA rates in Northern Ireland
    Joseph B Cunningham
    Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, The University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Shore Road, Newtown Abbey, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland
    Br J Nurs 15:324-8. 2006
    ..49 (ns). The conclusions drawn from the study are that in many Trusts the rates of bed occupancy for general surgery and general medicine is in excess of national guidelines and rapid turnover of patients is ..
  4. ncbi Emergency Department overcrowding and ambulance diversion: the impact and potential solutions of extended boarding of admitted patients in the Emergency Department
    Jonathan S Olshaker
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Emerg Med 30:351-6. 2006
    ..This article will review how overcrowding occurred with a focus on the significance and potential remedies of extended boarding of admitted patients in the Emergency Department...
  5. ncbi Evaluation of Fast Track
    Shane Combs
    Joondalup Health Campus, Shenton Avenue, Perth, WA 6027, Australia
    Accid Emerg Nurs 15:40-7. 2007
    ..As a result of Fast Track, the Emergency Department waiting area is less congested and staff moral has increased. A further consequence of Fast Track is that nurses are providing more advanced clinical services to patients...
  6. ncbi Measuring appropriate use of acute beds. A systematic review of methods and results
    M S McDonagh
    Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, Heslington, Y010 5DD, York, UK
    Health Policy 53:157-84. 2000
    ..Before definitive conclusions on the inappropriate use of acute beds can be made, future research needs to take into account the methodological problems discussed here...
  7. pmc Reinstitutionalisation in mental health care: comparison of data on service provision from six European countries
    Stefan Priebe
    Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry, Queen Mary University of London, Newham Centre for Mental Health, London E13 8SP
    BMJ 330:123-6. 2005
    ..To establish whether reinstitutionalisation is occurring in mental health care and, if so, with what variations between western European countries...
  8. ncbi Bed occupancy and turnover interval as determinant factors in MRSA infections in acute settings in Northern Ireland: 1 April 2001 to 31 March 2003
    J B Cunningham
    Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, The University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Shore Road, Newtownabbey BT37 0QB, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
    J Hosp Infect 61:189-93. 2005
    ..Centre (CDSC) Northern Ireland for 2001-2002 and 2002-2003: bed turnover interval (TI), percentage bed occupancy (PO) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus rates per 1000 bed-days of patient episodes [MRSA (PE)]...
  9. ncbi Bed occupancy and overcrowding as determinant factors in the incidence of MRSA infections within general ward settings
    M A Borg
    Infection Control Unit, St Luke s Hospital, G Mangia MSD08, Malta
    J Hosp Infect 54:316-8. 2003
    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) incidence and bed occupancy rates at St Luke's Hospital, Malta, were assessed over a 24-month period. A significant positive correlation was established (r=0.463; P<0...
  10. pmc A waiting list to go home: an analysis of delayed discharges from surgical beds
    R T Benson
    Department of Surgery, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, UK
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 88:650-2. 2006
    ..The aim of this paper was to analyse patients who were unable to be discharged from a surgical ward despite being surgically fit to leave...
  11. ncbi Carrot and sticks? The Community Care Act (2003) and the effect of financial incentives on delays in discharge from hospitals in England
    D McCoy
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 29:281-7. 2007
    ..The belief that many delays in discharge from hospital were caused by social service departments (SSDs) led to the Community Care Act 2003 giving NHS hospitals in England the power to charge SSDs...
  12. doi Time-series analysis of the impact of bed occupancy rates on the incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in overcrowded general wards
    Michael A Borg
    Infection Control Unit, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:496-502. 2008
    We investigated the impact of bed occupancy, particularly overcrowding, on the incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection in general ward settings.
  13. doi The patient experience of being a delayed discharge
    Angela Kydd
    The University of Paisley, Paisley, UK
    J Nurs Manag 16:121-6. 2008
    ..To explore what life was like for frail older people, classed as 'delayed discharges'...
  14. doi Health-care organisation, hospital-bed occupancy, and MRSA
    Jeorge Orendi
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire ST4 7PX, UK
    Lancet 371:1401-2. 2008
  15. doi The acute-aged care interface: exploring the dynamics of 'bed blocking'
    Catherine M Travers
    Academic Unit in Geriatric Medicine, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Wooloongabba, Queensland, Australia
    Australas J Ageing 27:116-20. 2008
    ..To understand the dynamics underlying 'bed-blocking' in Australian public hospitals that is frequently blamed on older patients...
  16. pmc Policy on the rebound: trends and causes of delayed discharges in the NHS
    S Godden
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health UCL, London, UK
    J R Soc Med 102:22-8. 2009
    ..This study aims to assess how far the subsequent reduction in delays has been due to the operation of the Act, and to evaluate the extent that the legislation increased efficiency across health and social care...
  17. doi The effect of hospital bed occupancy on throughput in the pediatric emergency department
    Debra F Hillier
    Children s Hospital Boston, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 53:767-76.e3. 2009
    ..The objective of this study is to examine whether high inpatient hospital occupancy negatively affects throughput in a pediatric ED...
  18. doi Bed occupancy rates and hospital-acquired infections--should beds be kept empty?
    K Kaier
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University Medical Centre Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Clin Microbiol Infect 18:941-5. 2012
    There is growing evidence that bed occupancy (BO) rates, overcrowding and understaffing influence the spread of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs)...
  19. ncbi Organization of intensive care units in Europe: lessons from the EPIC study
    J L Vincent
    Department of Intensive Care, Erasme University Hospital, Belgium
    Intensive Care Med 23:1181-4. 1997
    ..To study differences related to intensive care unit (ICU) structure and patient demography between the various countries of Western Europe...
  20. ncbi Annual bed statistics give a misleading picture of hospital surge capacity
    Derek DeLia
    Center for State Health Policy, The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers, The State University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 1340, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 48:384-8, 388.e1-2. 2006
    ..I describe how annual hospital surge capacity is affected by within-year variation in patient volume and bed supply...
  21. pmc Children's hospitals do not acutely respond to high occupancy
    Evan S Fieldston
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 125:974-81. 2010
    ..It is not known how children's hospitals acutely respond to high occupancy. The objective of this study was to describe the frequency, direction, and magnitude of children's hospitals' acute responses to high occupancy...
  22. ncbi Trends in bed occupancy for inpatients with diabetes before and after the introduction of a diabetes inpatient specialist nurse service
    M J Sampson
    Elsie Bertram Diabetes Centre, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust, Norwich, UK
    Diabet Med 23:1008-15. 2006
    To compare diabetes bed occupancy and inpatient length of stay, before and after the introduction of a dedicated diabetes inpatient specialist nurse (DISN) service in a large UK Hospital.
  23. ncbi Total and excess bed occupancy by age, specialty and insulin use for nearly one million diabetes patients discharged from all English Acute Hospitals
    Mike J Sampson
    Elsie Bertram Diabetes Centre, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust, Norwich, UK
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 77:92-8. 2007
    To investigate total diabetes bed occupancy and prolonged inpatient length of stay (LOS) in all English Acute Hospitals, we analysed hospital episode statistics (HES) discharge data for all English Acute Hospitals over 4 years for ICD10 ..
  24. ncbi Hospital emergency surge capacity: an empiric New York statewide study
    Robert K Kanter
    Department of Pediatrics, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY 13210, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 50:314-9. 2007
    ..We describe typical statewide and regional hospital occupancy and patterns of variation in occupancy and estimate the ability of hospitals to accommodate new inpatients...
  25. ncbi Critical care medicine in the United States 1985-2000: an analysis of bed numbers, use, and costs
    Neil A Halpern
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Crit Care Med 32:1254-9. 2004
    ..To establish a database that permits description and analysis of the evolving role, patterns of use, and costs of critical care medicine (CCM) in the United States from 1985 to 2000...
  26. ncbi Bed occupancy, turnover intervals and MRSA rates in English hospitals
    Joseph B Cunningham
    Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, The University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland
    Br J Nurs 15:656-60. 2006
    ..a follow on from an article concentrating on Northern Ireland) examines the relationship between percentage bed occupancy (PO), turnover interval (TI) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) rates in the acute beds of ..
  27. ncbi The association between hospital overcrowding and mortality among patients admitted via Western Australian emergency departments
    Peter C Sprivulis
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Western Australia, 2nd Floor R Block, Queen Elizabeth II, Medical Centre, Verdun Street, Nedlands, WA 6009, Australia
    Med J Aust 184:208-12. 2006
    ..To examine the relationship between hospital and emergency department (ED) occupancy, as indicators of hospital overcrowding, and mortality after emergency admission...
  28. ncbi The use of cusum analysis in the early detection and management of hospital bed occupancy crises
    Claire M Burns
    Queensland Clinical Practice Improvement Centre, Queensland Health, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Med J Aust 183:291-4. 2005
    ..To assess the value of cusum analysis in hospital bed management...
  29. ncbi Managing capacity and workload in children's services
    Wyatt Matt
    Women s and Children s Services, Princess of Wales Hospital, Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust, Bridgend
    Paediatr Nurs 17:31-4. 2005
  30. pmc Total time in English accident and emergency departments is related to bed occupancy
    M W Cooke
    Emergency Medicine Research Group, Centre for Primary Health Care Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
    Emerg Med J 21:575-6. 2004
  31. ncbi Critical role of functional decline in delayed discharge from an acute geriatric unit
    J J Chin
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308433
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 30:593-9. 2001
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the factors associated with delayed discharge from an acute geriatric unit...
  32. ncbi Surge capacity associated with restrictions on nonurgent hospital utilization and expected admissions during an influenza pandemic: lessons from the Toronto severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak
    Michael J Schull
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4N 3M5
    Acad Emerg Med 13:1228-31. 2006
    ..One proposed strategy to increase hospital surge capacity is to restrict elective hospitalizations, yet the degree to which this measure would meet the anticipated is unknown...
  33. pmc Strategies for cutting hospital beds: the impact on patient service
    L V Green
    Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 6902, USA
    Health Serv Res 36:421-42. 2001
    ..To develop insights on the impact of size, average length of stay, variability, and organization of clinical services on the relationship between occupancy rates and delays for beds...
  34. pmc Using autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) models to predict and monitor the number of beds occupied during a SARS outbreak in a tertiary hospital in Singapore
    Arul Earnest
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:36. 2005
    ..The main objective of this study is to apply autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) models to make real-time predictions on the number of beds occupied in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, during the recent SARS outbreak...
  35. ncbi Multidisciplinary meetings in medical admissions units
    Alexandra Gallagher
    Lister Hospital, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
    Nurs Times 100:34-6. 2004
    ..The number of medical patients occupying surgical beds decreased by 100 per cent, which reduced disruption to elective surgery schedules...
  36. ncbi "Stay, just a little bit longer..."
    Gavin D Leslie
    Aust Crit Care 19:119. 2006
  37. ncbi A strategy to manage overcrowding: development of an ED holding area
    Laura T Gantt
    Division of Emergency and Transport Services, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, NC, USA
    J Emerg Nurs 30:237-42. 2004
  38. ncbi Demand and availability of Intensive Care beds. A study based on the data collected at the SUEM 118 Central of Padua from October 1996 to December 2001
    S Barbieri
    Department of Pharmacology and Anesthesia E Meneghetti, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 69:625-34, 634-9. 2003
    ..A secondary objective was to evaluate if the critically ill patients had been admitted and treated in the most appropriate medical facility...
  39. ncbi Capacity planning seeing the forest for the trees
    Dean C Coddington
    McManis Consulting, Greenwood Village, Colo, USA
    Healthc Financ Manage 57:50-7. 2003
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  40. pmc Emergency department overcrowding in the United States: an emerging threat to patient safety and public health
    S Trzeciak
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Section of Critical Care Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Camden, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Cooper Health System, Camden, USA
    Emerg Med J 20:402-5. 2003
    ..4) Potential solutions for ED overcrowding will require multidisciplinary system-wide support...
  41. ncbi The cost of inefficiency in US hospitals, 1985-1997
    Bimal R Shah
    Stanford University Hospitals, USA
    J Health Care Finance 30:1-9. 2003
    ..Hospital overhead costs are increasing faster than would be expected if efficiency were the primary goal of hospital management...
  42. ncbi Cyclic fluctuations in hospital bed occupancy in Roma (Italy): supply or demand driven?
    D Fusco
    Department of Epidemiology, Local Health Authority RME, Roma, Italy
    Health Serv Manage Res 16:268-75. 2003
    The objective of this study was to assess hospital bed occupancy both by planned and unplanned cases, and to assess how supply and demand affect bed occupancy...
  43. ncbi Disaster readiness. Is this bed taken?
    Douglas Page
    Hosp Health Netw 78:14, 16, 19. 2004
  44. ncbi Intra-unit patient transports: time, motion, and cost impact on hospital efficiency
    Ann L Hendrich
    Ascension Health, St Louis, MO, USA
    Nurs Econ 23:157-64, 147. 2005
    ..Solid evidence to support the improvement of hospital and patient care efficiency through the identification and suggested elimination of waste patterns within the transport process is presented...
  45. ncbi Internet-accessible emergency department workload information reduces ambulance diversion
    Peter Sprivulis
    Department of Health, Western Australia, Perth
    Prehosp Emerg Care 9:285-91. 2005
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  46. ncbi Facilitating EMS turnaround intervals at hospitals in the face of receiving facility overcrowding
    Marc Eckstein
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 9:267-75. 2005
    ..Federal and state health officials should also play an active role in monitoring progress and compliance...
  47. ncbi Hospital overcrowding: an opportunity for case managers
    Florence M Simmons
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA
    Case Manager 16:52-4; quiz 55. 2005
    ..Trauma patients may have to be diverted to other hospitals to receive the appropriate level of care. Patients who require specialty services may have to wait for extended periods to obtain a bed in a referral center...
  48. ncbi A study on bed utilization in the gynaecological ward of a district hospital in West Bengal
    S Dutta
    N B Medical College, West Bengal
    Indian J Public Health 49:263-4. 2005
    ..7days. Bed turnover rate was 13.8 and was higher for emergency beds (22.1) compared to OPD beds (9). Bed occupancy rate was 61.3% with significant difference between OPD beds (57.5%) and emergency beds (65.4%).
  49. ncbi Placing emergency department crowding on the decision agenda
    Victoria M Bradley
    University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, KY, USA
    J Emerg Nurs 31:247-58. 2005
  50. ncbi Relieving an overcrowded ED and increasing capacity for regional transfers: one hospital's bed management strategies
    Ruth Hemphill
    Emergency Services and Critical Care, Saint Francis Hospital, 6161 S Yale Ave, Tulsa, OK 74136, USA
    J Emerg Nurs 31:243-6; quiz 323. 2005
  51. ncbi A retrospective audit of paediatric surgical admission in a sub-urban tertiary hospital
    L O A Thanni
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumlatology, College of Health Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University, P M B 2022, Sagamu, Ogun State
    West Afr J Med 24:10-2. 2005
    ..Data on utilization of paediatric surgical services and the burden of paediatric surgical diseases in the West African subregion is scarce...
  52. ncbi Analyzing fluctuating unit census for timely staffing intervention
    Cheryl Wagner
    School of Nursing, Kaplan University, Davenport, IA, USA
    Nurs Econ 23:85-90, 55. 2005
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  53. ncbi Are elective surgical operations cancelled due to increasing medical admissions?
    W B Robb
    Department of Surgery, Beaumont Hospital and The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
    Ir J Med Sci 173:129-32. 2004
    ..Cancellation of operations increases theatre costs and decreases efficiency. We examined the causes of theatre cancellations in general surgery...
  54. ncbi Bed usage in a Dublin teaching hospital: a prospective audit
    A John
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, James Connolly Memorial Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
    Ir J Med Sci 173:126-8. 2004
    ....
  55. ncbi Avoiding a crowd in the ED
    Linda Jinks Honeycutt
    Children s Hospital, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Nurs Manage 35:47-9. 2004
    ..Successfully respond to patient throughput challenges, such as bottlenecks and lack of resources...
  56. ncbi Crowded EDs: the challenge
    Patricia Kunz Howard
    RN 68:9. 2005
  57. ncbi Can we safely discharge patients from the intensive care unit after hours?
    Karen Brasel
    Crit Care Med 36:2443-4. 2008
  58. ncbi Hospital financial performance in the United States of America: a follow-up study
    M Z Younis
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Robert Stempel School of Public Health, Florida International University, Miami, United States of America
    East Mediterr Health J 12:670-8. 2006
    ..Among the explanatory variables considered, geographic location, competition, hospital size and occupancy rate were identified as the main contributors to hospital profitability...
  59. ncbi Emergency department overcrowding: what is the answer?
    Gordon B Natal
    J Emerg Nurs 33:99-100. 2007
  60. ncbi So many patients, so few beds
    Myrna Loy McAnderson Spencer
    Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA
    Nurs Manage 33:41-2. 2002
    ..Limited bed availability can cause bottlenecks within post-anesthesia care units and emergency departments. Here, review several solutions for decreasing inpatient delays...
  61. ncbi Striving towards efficiency in the Greek hospitals by reviewing case mix classifications
    Nicholas M Polyzos
    Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, 356, Sygrou 356 Ave, 176 74, Kallithea, Greece
    Health Policy 61:305-28. 2002
    ..Further to the scientific results, such studies will enhance much necessary discussions on the organisation of service delivery and financing, by following case mix classification...
  62. ncbi The effect of emergency department expansion on emergency department overcrowding
    Jin H Han
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 14:338-43. 2007
    ..To examine the effects of emergency department (ED) expansion on ambulance diversion at an urban, academic Level 1 trauma center...
  63. ncbi Association between hospital size and pharmacy department productivity
    Shiraz R Gupta
    Center for Pharmacoeconomic Research and Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago UIC 60612, and Saint Clare s Hospital, Denville, NJ, USA
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 64:937-44. 2007
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  64. ncbi Emergency department patient preferences for boarding locations when hospitals are at full capacity
    Chad Garson
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 51:9-12, 12.e1-3. 2008
    ..One alternative is to board admitted patients in inpatient hallways. We assess ED patient preferences for boarding location...
  65. ncbi Impact of emergency admissions on elective surgical workload
    A Nasr
    Department of Surgery, James Connolly Memorial Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
    Ir J Med Sci 173:133-5. 2004
    ..Day case surgery is the most cost-effective approach for all minor, most intermediate and some major surgery...
  66. ncbi Seeing is believing
    Zoe Packman
    King s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London
    Nurs Manag (Harrow) 14:20-3. 2007
  67. pmc Elderly face longer bed wait times in hospitals
    Shawna Lessard
    CMAJ 178:18. 2008
  68. ncbi The emergency department occupancy rate: a simple measure of emergency department crowding?
    Melissa L McCarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21209, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 51:15-24, 24.e1-2. 2008
    ..We examine the validity of the emergency department (ED) occupancy rate as a measure of crowding by comparing it to the Emergency Department Work Index Score (EDWIN), a previously validated scale...
  69. ncbi A clinical audit of neurosurgical bed usage
    R Chelvarajah
    Department of Neurosurgery, Essex Centre for Neurosciences, Queen s Hospital, Romford, UK
    Br J Neurosurg 21:610-3; discussion 614-5. 2007
    ..To investigate inefficiencies during patients' stay in neurosurgical beds...
  70. ncbi [Failure of a special winter programme aimed to alleviate negative effects of winter overload on an emergency department]
    Emilio Salgado
    Sección de Urgencias de Medicina, Area de Urgencias, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Espana
    Med Clin (Barc) 130:286-91. 2008
    ....
  71. ncbi All accounted for--handling the daily fluctuations of today's hospital census
    Phil Lee
    Health Facil Manage 16:40-4. 2003
  72. ncbi [Brain storming. Interview by Charles Meunier]
    Liette Simard
    Perspect Infirm 5:15-6. 2008
  73. ncbi The opportunity loss of boarding admitted patients in the emergency department
    Thomas Falvo
    Health Services Design Section, Department of Emergency Medicine, York Hospital, WellSpan Health System, York, PA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 14:332-7. 2007
    ....
  74. ncbi Delays in implementing admission orders for critical care patients associated with length of stay in emergency departments in six mid-Atlantic states
    Karen Clark
    PinnacleHealth System, Harrisburg, PA, USA
    J Emerg Nurs 28:489-95. 2002
    ..Little or no literature exists on this topic...
  75. ncbi Maximizing hospital capacity. Expediting patient throughput can provide an immediate solution to capacity shortages
    Laurie N Smith
    Healthc Exec 18:58-9. 2003
  76. ncbi Time series analysis of variables associated with daily mean emergency department length of stay
    Niels 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)...
  77. ncbi Inpatient nursing unit volume, length of stay, cost, and mortality
    Joan M Rimar
    Decision Support, Yale New Haven Health System, New Haven, CT, USA
    Nurs Econ 24:298-307, 279. 2006
    ..This finding suggests that, in some cases, aggregating inpatients with similar clinical conditions may result in lower cost of care, shorter length of stay, and fewer hospital deaths...
  78. ncbi Incorporating efficiency in hospital-capacity planning in Germany
    Ludwig Kuntz
    Department of Healthcare Management, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    Eur J Health Econ 8:213-23. 2007
    ..On the upside, we identified 15 efficient hospitals. The developed model and analysis has affected the federal state's most recent medium term planning cycle...
  79. ncbi Impact of critical bed status on emergency department patient flow and overcrowding
    Stephen Liu
    Stanford Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 10:382-5. 2003
    ..To compare measurements of emergency department (ED) patient flow during periods of acute ED overcrowding and times of normal patient volume (NPV)...
  80. ncbi Clinical decision units: A new development for emergency medicine in the United Kingdom
    Alastair McGowan
    St James University Hospital and The General Infirmary at Leeds, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, Leeds, United Kingdom
    Emerg Med (Fremantle) 15:18-21. 2003
    ..3,4 The problems are best seen as a failure in the overall system with inadequacies in the bed base (bed occupancy levels are frequently in excess of 95%), inefficiencies in the way patients are managed within the ED and ..
  81. ncbi An evaluation of bed management in a rural hospital adjacent to Indo-Nepal border in West Bengal
    V Thapa
    Naxalbari Rural Hospital
    Indian J Public Health 46:57-60. 2002
    ..The turnover rate, turnover interval, bed occupancy rate and average length of stay were closely corroborating.
  82. pmc Can good bed management solve the overcrowding in accident and emergency departments?
    N C Proudlove
    Manchester School of Management, UMIST, PO Box 88, Manchester M60 1QD, UK
    Emerg Med J 20:149-55. 2003
  83. ncbi Assessing the performance of rural hospitals
    Patricia J Martens
    Manitoba Centre for Health Policy
    Healthc Manage Forum . 2002
    ..Hospital type was also an important factor for performance. The rural hospital indicators would be useful to hospital planners and regional policy makers for comparison purposes and for highlighting issues that need to be addressed...
  84. ncbi Developing bed managers: the why and the how
    Nathan Proudlove
    Operational Research, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, Booth Street West, Manchester, UK
    J Nurs Manag 15:34-42. 2007
    ..This paper describes and analyses the role of bed managers within hospitals, and how this can be supported through a development programme...
  85. ncbi Take a number
    Scott D Smith
    Minn Med 90:26-30. 2007
  86. ncbi The financial impact of ambulance diversions and patient elopements
    Thomas Falvo
    Health Services Design Section, Department of Emergency Medicine, York Hospital, WellSpan Health System, York, PA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 14:58-62. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to develop a practical method for quantifying the revenues that are potentially lost as a result of patient elopements and ambulance diversion...
  87. ncbi The effect of hospital occupancy on emergency department length of stay and patient disposition
    Alan J Forster
    Departments of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 10:127-33. 2003
    ..Emergency department (ED) overcrowding is a common problem. Despite a widespread belief that low hospital bed availability contributes to ED overcrowding, there are few data demonstrating this effect...
  88. ncbi [Capacity in Danish intensive care units. A national survey of capacity, cancellations and transfers of critically ill patients]
    Anne Lippert
    Ugeskr Laeger 169:712-6. 2007
    ..transfer to other intensive care units, cancellation of operations, tighter visitation criteria and an increase in the work-load. The problem is illustrated in a national survey...
  89. ncbi Foreign field hospitals in the recent sudden-onset disasters in Iran, Haiti, Indonesia, and Pakistan
    Johan von Schreeb
    Division of International Health IHCAR, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Prehosp Disaster Med 23:144-51; discussion 152-3. 2008
    ..Foreign field hospitals (FFHs) may provide care for the injured and substitute for destroyed hospitals in the aftermath of sudden-onset disasters...
  90. ncbi Center differences in NEC within one health-care system may depend on feeding protocol
    Susan E Wiedmeier
    LDS Hospital and the University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah
    Am J Perinatol 25:5-11. 2008
    ..This difference could not be accounted for by differences in maternal or neonatal demographic characteristics, bed occupancy rates, or a higher incidence of culture-proven nosocomial bacterial or fungal infections...
  91. ncbi Building rehabilitation capacity in rural in New South Wales
    Julie Pryor
    Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia
    Rural Remote Health 9:1113. 2009
    ....
  92. ncbi [Intensive care in Africa: a report of the first two years of activity of the intensive care unit of Ouagadougou national hospital (Burkina Faso)]
    Nazinigouba Ouedraogo
    Centre hospitalier national Yalgado Ouédraogo 01, Ouagadougou, 01, Burkina Faso
    Sante 12:375-82. 2002
    ..The analysis of such experience raises the issues related to intensive care in a developing country in terms of technical and social efficiency...
  93. ncbi Two ophthalmology departments financed by compulsory health insurance: what is it that makes a difference in costs and clinical effectiveness?
    Mirjana Nasic
    Department of Ophthalmology, Zagreb University Hospital Center, Kispaticeva 12, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
    Croat Med J 43:433-8. 2002
    ..To identify factors contributing to significant differences between two university hospital departments of ophthalmology, one in Paris, France, and the other in Zagreb, Croatia, in their clinical effectiveness and cost-efficiency...
  94. ncbi Marital status and bed occupancy in health and social care facilities in the United Kingdom
    P M Prior
    School of Sociology and Social Policy, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Public Health 115:401-6. 2001
    ..Using bed occupancy in health and social care facilities as a proxy for ill health, this paper investigates the relationship ..
  95. pmc Measuring the effect of enhanced cleaning in a UK hospital: a prospective cross-over study
    Stephanie J Dancer
    Department of Microbiology, Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride, UK
    BMC Med 7:28. 2009
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the potential impact of one additional cleaner by using microbiological standards based on aerobic colony counts and the presence of Staphylococcus aureus including meticillin-resistant S. aureus...
  96. ncbi [Public, decentralized and community health networks in Bolivia]
    F Lavadenz
    Servicos de Salud, Ministerio de Salud y Previsión Social, Capitán Ravelo 2199, Zona Central, La Paz, Bolivia
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 9:182-9. 2001
    ..b>Bed occupancy rates are generally very low in secondary hospitals in Bolivia, with that figure being just 43% in the ..
  97. doi An economic evaluation of a perindopril-based blood pressure lowering regimen for patients who have suffered a cerebrovascular event
    Manouchehr Tavakoli
    School of Management, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, KY16 9SS, UK
    Eur J Health Econ 10:111-9. 2009
    ..The economic impact of stroke is clearly seen, as it is the largest single cause of bed occupancy in hospitals in England and accounts for 6% of hospital costs...
  98. ncbi Influenza outbreaks and hospital bed occupancy in Rome (Italy): current management does not accommodate for seasonal variations in demand
    D Fusco
    Department of Epidemiology, Local Health Authority RME, Roma, Italy
    Health Serv Manage Res 19:36-43. 2006
    ..Time series analysis of daily bed occupancy in different specialty areas by influenza-related and influenza-unrelated cases was performed...
  99. ncbi The changing impact of HIV/AIDS on Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi from 1988/89 through 1992 to 1997
    G Arthur
    Tropical Medicine Division, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
    AIDS 14:1625-31. 2000
    ..The main outcome measures were clinical stage, HIV status, bacteraemia, length of stay, bed occupancy, final diagnosis and outcome of hospital admission...
  100. ncbi Does daily nurse staffing match ward workload variability? Three hospitals' experiences
    Uri Gabbay
    Epidemiology Section, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Int J Health Care Qual Assur 22:625-41. 2009
    ..Nurse shortage and rising healthcare resource burdens mean that appropriate workforce use is imperative. This paper aims to evaluate whether daily nursing staffing meets ward workload needs...
  101. doi Risk factors associated with falls among Chinese hospital inpatients in Taiwan
    Yu Chih Chen
    Department of Nursing, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 48:132-6. 2009
    ..and were associated with physical, functional and psychological morbidity for patients and excess cost, bed occupancy, complaints and litigation for hospitals...

Research Grants59

  1. Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of the Surgical Bed Management System
    KATHERINE ROWELL; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Secondary outcomes will be user satisfaction assessed with a survey instrument and an assessment of marketability based on structured interviews with key hospital leadership personnel. ..
  2. Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of the Surgical Bed Management System
    KATHERINE ROWELL; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Secondary outcomes will be user satisfaction assessed with a survey instrument and an assessment of marketability based on structured interviews with key hospital leadership personnel. ..
  3. EXAMINING NURSING HOME COMPARE
    Nicholas Castle; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  4. POOR QUALITY IN PSYCHOACTIVE DRUG USE
    Nicholas Castle; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  5. Agency Staffing and Nursing Home Quality
    Nicholas G Castle; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This investigation examines use of agency staff and quality of care. Our results will have implications for policy makers, practitioners, and consumers. ..
  6. Staffing Characteristics of Nursing Homes and Quality
    Nicholas Castle; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We will examine the associations between staffing levels, turnover, stability, and use of agency staff and quality, not only for licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and registered nurses (RNs), but also for nurse aides (NAs). ..
  7. The Influence of Staff Turnover on Quality
    Nicholas Castle; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  8. INCIDENT REPORTING IN NURSING HOMES
    Nicholas Castle; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This information will further our development of a standardized incident reporting mechanism recommended by the Institute of Medicine and others. ..
  9. Rural Hospital Nursing: Environment, Effects and Evidence
    Robin Newhouse; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This project has promising potential to improve quality of care to the rural population using the novel approach of focusing on an understudied area, nursing in rural hospitals. ..
  10. EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT OVERCROWDING AND QUALITY OF ACUTE ASTHMA CARE FOR CHILDREN
    Marion Sills; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Because the study centers on a priority population-children-it also addresses the AHRQ mission of assessing the quality of care for vulnerable populations. ..
  11. Improving Heart Failure Risk Stratification in the ED
    Alan Storrow; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..In collaboration with outcomes and effectiveness researchers, we plan to conduct further studies to test the efficacy of our risk model. ..
  12. Impact of Nurse Work Environment on Rural Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes
    Marianne Baernholdt; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  13. Improving Heart Failure Risk Stratification in the ED
    Alan B Storrow; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In collaboration with outcomes and effectiveness researchers, we plan to conduct further studies to test the efficacy of our risk model. ..
  14. Impact of Nurse Work Environment on Rural Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes
    Marianne Baernholdt; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  15. Post-Trial Access for Insured and Uninsured Participants
    Joel Weissman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  16. Improving Heart Failure Risk Stratification in the ED
    Alan Storrow; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..In collaboration with outcomes and effectiveness researchers, we plan to conduct further studies to test the efficacy of our risk model. ..
  17. The Relation of Hospital Workload to Patient Safety
    Joel Weissman; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..A second potential outcome will be to make available cost-effective screening tools for monitoring adverse events and errors. ..
  18. MANAGED CARE AND HEALTH CARE MARKETS
    Laurence Baker; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  19. Race, Ethnicity and Quality of Health Care for Newborns
    Laurence Baker; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Our work will focus on Black-White differences, disparities for Hispanics (including subgroups like Mexican and Puerto Rican), and disparities for Asian and Pacific Islanders. ..
  20. EMERGEncy ID Net Study
    David Talan; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  21. Clinical Implications of Serotonin in Bone
    Elizabeth Haney; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  22. Improving Safety Culture and Outcomes in Healthcare
    Laurence Baker; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  23. E-Prescribing Impact on Patient Safety, Use, and Cost
    Joel Weissman; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..