Cost containment in the concentrated care center: a study of nursing, bed and patient assignment policies.

@article{Landau1983CostCI,
  title={Cost containment in the concentrated care center: a study of nursing, bed and patient assignment policies.},
  author={Thomas P. Landau and T. R. Thiagarajan and Robert S. Ledley},
  journal={Computers in biology and medicine},
  year={1983},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={
          205-38
        }
}
In an effort to deliver the best possible care to seriously ill patients in the most cost-effective manner, Georgetown University has developed the Concentrated Care Center (CCC) as an essential component of the medical center complex. The design of the CCC, together with the application of controlled variable staffing procedures, permits considerable flexibility in the assignment of nurses (as well as patients) to individual units. This report outlines certain research hypotheses regarding… CONTINUE READING
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