ADT Workload

  1. Everyone feels the impact of admissions, transfers, and discharges in their daily routine. Yet this A/D/T workload is typically not reflected in the midnight census or effectively captured by patient classification systems. I'm interested in integrating a workload index concept into the patient classification system to better plan shift-to-shift staffing and budgeting. Any direction to related articles/studies/discussion will be appreciated.

    [This message has been edited by MEW (edited May 02, 2000).]
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  3. by   Shadog
    Originally posted by MEW:
    Everyone feels the impact of admissions, transfers, and discharges in their daily routine. Yet this A/D/T workload is typically not reflected in the midnight census or effectively captured by patient classification systems. I'm interested in integrating a workload index concept into the patient classification system to better plan shift-to-shift staffing and budgeting. Any direction to related articles/studies/discussion will be appreciated.

    [This message has been edited by MEW (edited May 02, 2000).]

    Let me know what you find! I am also very interested in alternative methodology for tracking census that relates in some rational fashion to workload, ADT, etc. We have considered tracking actual hours patient was on the unit and dividing by 24, using that # as our census.

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