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Discrete event simulation: Optimizing patient flow and redesign in a replacement facility

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Discrete event simulation: Optimizing patient flow and redesign in a replacement facility
This study observed the challenges of taking an existing facility's inpatient volumes and procedures and projecting them into a replacement facility with differently sized units, overall scale, and layout. Discrete event simulation is used to examine the impacts of this transition as well as the operational impacts of capacity changes, process redesign, and process improvements. This effort to optimize patient flow throughout the inpatient units is done while modeling and observing the impacts on other interdependent parts of the hospital such as the Emergency Department, and Operating Rooms.
Marshall Ashby, David M. Ferrin, Martin J. Miller,
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where WSC
Authors Marshall Ashby, David M. Ferrin, Martin J. Miller, Niloo Shahi
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