Process Modeling of Emergency Department Patient Flow: Effect of Patient Length of Stay on ED Diversion

@article{Kolker2008ProcessMO,
  title={Process Modeling of Emergency Department Patient Flow: Effect of Patient Length of Stay on ED Diversion},
  author={Alexander Kolker},
  journal={Journal of Medical Systems},
  year={2008},
  volume={32},
  pages={389-401}
}
A discreet event simulation methodology has been used to establish a quantitative relationship between Emergency Department (ED) performance characteristics, such as percent of time on ambulance diversion and the number of patients in queue in the waiting room, and the upper limits of patient length of stay (LOS). A simulation process model of ED patient flow has been developed that took into account a significant difference between LOS distributions of patients discharged home and patients… CONTINUE READING

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