Measuring and modelling occupancy time in NHS continuing healthcare
Chahed, Salma; Demir, Eren; Chaussalet, Thierry J; Millard, Peter H; Toffa, Samuel
Citation: Chahed , S , Demir , E , Chaussalet , T J , Millard , P H & Toffa , S 2011 , ' Measuring and modelling occupancy time in NHS continuing healthcare ' BMC Health Services Research , vol 11 , 155 .
Due to increasing demand and financial constraints, NHS continuing healthcare systems seek to find better ways of forecasting demand and budgeting for care. This paper investigates two areas of concern, namely, how long existing patients stay in service and the number of patients that are likely to be still in care after a period of time.