"See and Treat" or "See" and "Treat" in an Emergency Department
Davies, Ruth (2007) "See and Treat" or "See" and "Treat" in an Emergency Department. In: 2007 Winter Simulation Conference, Washington, DC, DEC 09-12, 2007. Published in: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2007 WINTER SIMULATION CONFERENCE, VOLS 1-5 pp. 1498-1501.Full text not available from this repository.
"See and Treat" in an Emergency Department combines the process of patient assessment with treatment in the expectation that it will increase patient throughput and decrease queuing. This paper describes an evaluation of the flow of minor emergencies in an Emergency Department in the UK that had partially implemented "See and Treat" and was planning to reorganize the department yet again to re-separate the activities of assessment and treatment. A discrete event simulation indicated that the proposed system in which "See" and "Treat" were separated improved patient throughput and was likely to be more cost-effective. There were difficulties in obtaining credible data for the analysis, though this was mitigated by using the same distributions, for the analysis of both of the systems. With increasing pressure to introduce industrial concepts, such as Lean, to the health sector, simulation provides a means of assessing expensive and disruptive changes before implementation.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Q Science > QA Mathematics
|Journal or Publication Title:||PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2007 WINTER SIMULATION CONFERENCE, VOLS 1-5|
|Number of Pages:||4|
|Page Range:||pp. 1498-1501|
|Title of Event:||2007 Winter Simulation Conference|
|Location of Event:||Washington, DC|
|Date(s) of Event:||DEC 09-12, 2007|
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