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Management van de beddencapaciteit in het Medisch Spectrum Twente

Alferink, K.M. and Schnetgöke, J. (2014) Management van de beddencapaciteit in het Medisch Spectrum Twente.

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Abstract:One of the challenges of capacity management within hospitals is matching the demand and supply of beds. To get an optimal usage of bed capacity the responsible management has to be designed in such a way that hospitals have more insight on the demand and supply of beds. There is little research done about the possible set up of the capacity management. The study showed that significant differences exist in the set up of the capacity management in the different hospitals. Hospitals that use a ‘spot plan’, use flexible staff members. Each hospital makes use of a daily bed discussion. Some hospitals have someone with final responsibility during the bed discussion. This ensures the continuity during the discussion. In some hospitals the planning is centrally organized. This way the admission office has continuous insight in the availability of the beds. In some hospitals the planning is decentralized. It is not clear whether a central planning leads to a more efficient use of the bed capacity. Real time monitoring, forecasting and real time simulation are techniques that are mentioned in the literature. They correspond to the techniques that are used in hospitals.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Health Sciences BSc (56553)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/65481
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