Optimizing Inpatient Bed Management in a Rural Community-Based Hospital: A Quality Improvement Initiative
Provides an overview of a project aimed at maintaining appropriate hospital bed capacity within a hub-and-spoke healthcare system in rural, southwest Minnesota. Discusses project phases of discovery, planning, and implementation, as well as the strategy to increase capacity at the tertiary/hub medical center by utilizing beds at partner/spoke hospitals for less complex or acute inpatient stays.
Brian N. Bartlett, Nadine N. Vanhoudt, Hanyin Wang, et al.
BMC Health Services Research, 23, 1000
Healthcare networks · Hospitals · Inpatient care · Networking and collaboration · Minnesota