Improving patient flow across organisations and pathways: evidence scan – The Health Foundation – November 2013

Posted on November 28, 2013. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: , |

Improving patient flow across organisations and pathways: evidence scan – The Health Foundation – November 2013

“Poor patient flow increases the likelihood of harm to patients and raises healthcare costs by failing to make the best use of skilled staff time. This evidence scan compiles examples, from published empirical research, of strategies used to help improve patient flow across organisations or pathways of care.

The scan addressed the question:

What empirical literature exists about methods to analyse or alter patient flow across organisations or pathways of care?

The empirical evidence reviewed by the scan suggests that healthcare teams wanting to analyse and alter patient flow should note the following key learning points:”

… continues on the site

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