Hospital Bed Management Practices: A Review

Flannagán Noonan, Jacinta O’Brien, Eilish Broderick, Ita Richardson, Joseph Walsh

Abstract

This paper reviews current literature on the bed management role seeking to highlight developments most likely to increase efficiency. A reduction in the number of in-patient beds due in part to innovative surgical techniques is causing increased pressure on a very finite resource. This requires a greater emphasis on the bed management role and the wider hospital team. A number of studies are presented describing initiatives implemented to support bed management both operationally, procedurally and from a decision support approach. Finally, literature on people, process technology approaches in healthcare is presented, which could support a sustainable improvement in the role.

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in Harvard Style

Noonan F., O’Brien J., Broderick E., Richardson I. and Walsh J. (2019). Hospital Bed Management Practices: A Review.In Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, ISBN 978-989-758-353-7, pages 326-331. DOI: 10.5220/0007387403260331


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf19,
author={Flannagán Noonan and Jacinta O’Brien and Eilish Broderick and Ita Richardson and Joseph Walsh},
title={Hospital Bed Management Practices: A Review},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF,},
year={2019},
pages={326-331},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007387403260331},
isbn={978-989-758-353-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF,
TI - Hospital Bed Management Practices: A Review
SN - 978-989-758-353-7
AU - Noonan F.
AU - O’Brien J.
AU - Broderick E.
AU - Richardson I.
AU - Walsh J.
PY - 2019
SP - 326
EP - 331
DO - 10.5220/0007387403260331