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Hospital bed management practices: a review

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posted on 2024-03-26, 15:48 authored by Flannagán Noonan, Jacinta O’Brien, Eilish Broderick, ITA RICHARDSONITA RICHARDSON, Joseph Walsh

This paper reviews current literature on the bed management role seeking to highlight developments most likely to increase efficiency. A reduction in the number of in-patient beds due in part to innovative surgical techniques is causing increased pressure on a very finite resource. This requires a greater emphasis on the bed management role and the wider hospital team. A number of studies are presented describing initiatives implemented to support bed management both operationally, procedurally and from a decision support approach. Finally, literature on people, process technology approaches in healthcare is presented, which could support a sustainable improvement in the role.

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Lero - the Irish Software Research Centre

Science Foundation Ireland

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Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOSTEC 2019) - HEALTHINF; pp. 326-331

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SCITEPRESS

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  • Computer Science & Information Systems

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