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dc.contributor.authorHendrick, L M
dc.contributor.authorHarewood, G C
dc.contributor.authorPatchett, S E
dc.contributor.authorMurray, F E
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-07T11:12:46Z
dc.date.available2011-04-07T11:12:46Z
dc.date.issued2011-03
dc.identifier.citationUtilization of resource leveling to optimize ERCP efficiency. 2011, 180 (1):143-8 Ir J Med Scien
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362
dc.identifier.pmid20835852
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-010-0570-7
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127690
dc.description.abstractOptimizing endoscopy efficiency is becoming increasingly important. This study profiled ERCP availability and assessed resource leveling as a strategy to enhance efficiency.
dc.description.abstractAll ERCPs performed at an academic teaching hospital between January 2007 and December 2008 were reviewed. Procedure timeliness (time between admission and ERCP) and demand were analyzed to assess resource utilization.
dc.description.abstractData were recorded for 393 ERCPs. Profiling identified an unequal distribution of waiting times from admission to procedure due to restricted ERCP availability. Use of resource leveling methodology demonstrated that a small increase in procedure availability (one additional half day per week) would significantly reduce the hospital stay of ERCP patients.
dc.description.abstractResource leveling can be applied to balance procedure provision with demand to cope with fluctuations in demand. The impact of resource leveling can be truly measured only by implementing these changes and prospectively studying the effect.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleUtilization of resource leveling to optimize ERCP efficiency.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity College Dublin School of Medicine, Dublin, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen
dc.description.provinceLeinster
html.description.abstractOptimizing endoscopy efficiency is becoming increasingly important. This study profiled ERCP availability and assessed resource leveling as a strategy to enhance efficiency.
html.description.abstractAll ERCPs performed at an academic teaching hospital between January 2007 and December 2008 were reviewed. Procedure timeliness (time between admission and ERCP) and demand were analyzed to assess resource utilization.
html.description.abstractData were recorded for 393 ERCPs. Profiling identified an unequal distribution of waiting times from admission to procedure due to restricted ERCP availability. Use of resource leveling methodology demonstrated that a small increase in procedure availability (one additional half day per week) would significantly reduce the hospital stay of ERCP patients.
html.description.abstractResource leveling can be applied to balance procedure provision with demand to cope with fluctuations in demand. The impact of resource leveling can be truly measured only by implementing these changes and prospectively studying the effect.


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