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dc.contributor.authorDemir, Eren
dc.contributor.authorLebcir, Mohamed
dc.contributor.authorAdeyemi, Shola
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-23T12:02:41Z
dc.date.available2013-07-23T12:02:41Z
dc.date.issued2013-03-07
dc.identifier.citationDemir , E , Lebcir , M & Adeyemi , S 2013 ' Modelling length of stay and patient flows : Methodological case studies from the UK neonatal care services ' Hertfordshire Business School Working Paper , University of Hertfordshire .
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/11148
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dc.description.abstractThe number of babies needing neonatal care is increasing due mainly to technological and therapeutic advances. These advances have implied a decreasing neonatal mortality rate for low birth weight infants and also a falling incidence of preterm stillbirth. Given the structural changes in the National Health Service in England, coupled with recession and capacity constraints, the neonatal system is facing some serious challenges, such as nurse shortages and the lack of cots, which could inevitably impact neonates length of stay, and the performance of the system as a whole. These constraints have forced neonatal managers to better understand their organisation and operations in order to optimize their systems. As a result, we have developed three unique methodologies based on length of stay modelling, physical patient pathways, and system dynamics modelling. This paper evaluates these techniques applied to neonatal services in London, and showcases their usefulness and implications in practice, particularly focusing on patient flow to determine major drivers of the system, which could reduce inefficiencies, improve patient experience, and reduce costen
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUniversity of Hertfordshire
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHertfordshire Business School Working Paper
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dc.titleModelling length of stay and patient flows : Methodological case studies from the UK neonatal care servicesen
dc.contributor.institutionStatistical Services Consulting Unit
dc.contributor.institutionHertfordshire Business School
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionHealth Services and Medicine
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research on Management, Economy and Society
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Marketing and Enterprise
dc.contributor.institutionSystems Management Research Unit
dc.contributor.institutionHealthcare Management and Policy Research Unit
dc.relation.schoolHertfordshire Business School
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dcterms.dateAccepted2013-03-07
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