An analysis of the use of five day wards in general hospitals.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575451
Title:
An analysis of the use of five day wards in general hospitals.
Authors:
Department of Health (DoH); Graham, Anthony P.
Affiliation:
Department of Finance
Citation:
Department of Health, Graham, Anthony P. 1993. An analysis of the use of five day wards in general hospitals. Dublin: Department of Finance.
Publisher:
Department of Health (DoH)
Issue Date:
Nov-1993
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575451
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The aim of this study was to provide information on the use of five-day wards and to make recommendations on their use with respect to the overall efficiency of'general hospitals. The current extent and scope for the use of five-day wards was assessed on the basis of a postal survey of general hospitals combined with fact finding visits to a number of hospitals, analyses of short stay admissions and published data on hospital admissions and patient-care. The recoverable, maintenance costs associated with admission to five-day wards was examined and these costs were compared with the in-patient costs. Five-day wards were found to be an efficient and effective method of dealing with short-stay admissions combining economic, organisational and social advantages. It is recommended that facilities be set aside where practicable for the admission of 20% of patients in general hospitals to five-day wards as opposed to in-patient admission.
Keywords:
HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT; INPATIENT; HOSPITAL ADMISSION; PATIENT CARE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorGraham, Anthony P.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-21T13:37:21Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-21T13:37:21Zen
dc.date.issued1993-11-
dc.identifier.citationDepartment of Health, Graham, Anthony P. 1993. An analysis of the use of five day wards in general hospitals. Dublin: Department of Finance.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/575451en
dc.descriptionThe aim of this study was to provide information on the use of five-day wards and to make recommendations on their use with respect to the overall efficiency of'general hospitals. The current extent and scope for the use of five-day wards was assessed on the basis of a postal survey of general hospitals combined with fact finding visits to a number of hospitals, analyses of short stay admissions and published data on hospital admissions and patient-care. The recoverable, maintenance costs associated with admission to five-day wards was examined and these costs were compared with the in-patient costs. Five-day wards were found to be an efficient and effective method of dealing with short-stay admissions combining economic, organisational and social advantages. It is recommended that facilities be set aside where practicable for the admission of 20% of patients in general hospitals to five-day wards as opposed to in-patient admission.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENTen_GB
dc.subjectINPATIENTen_GB
dc.subjectHOSPITAL ADMISSIONen_GB
dc.subjectPATIENT CAREen_GB
dc.titleAn analysis of the use of five day wards in general hospitals.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Financeen_GB
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