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Logan Hospital reduces surgical wait lists with 23 hour ward model of care

Categories: Innovation | Author: Matt Stewart | Posted: 14/10/2015 | Views: 1139
The surgical team at Logan Hospital decided to tackle the issue of LOS for specific DRGs and surgical wait lists, without additional real estate or bed stock. By introducing a 23 hour ward model of care and including ward staff in theatre scheduling meetings, they achieved some impressive results. Their relative stay index has dropped from nearly 100% to just below 80%, making them an exemplar and correspondingly their day of surgery admission rate has risen.

Logan Hospital’s presentation is available to HRT members by clicking here.

Other hospital’s innovations from the 2015 Surgical Improvement meeting are available by clicking here.
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