Using Real-Time Demand Capacity Management to Improve Hospitalwide Patient Flow

Resar R, Nolan K, Kaczynski D, Jensen K. Using real-time demand capacity management to improve hospitalwide patient flow. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2011 May;37(5):217-227.

Many hospitals still lack the processes and structures to admit or transfer patients to an inpatient bed on a timely basis. This article reviews real-time demand capacity (RTDC) management as a promising approach to improving hospitalwide patient flow. Its four steps, integrated into current bed management processes, are not an add-on to everyday work.

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