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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39-42

Identifying discharge process factors causing an increased length of stay


Department of Hospital Administration, Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Anil Parameshwar Pandit
Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences, Pune - 411 004, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2319-1880.187767

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Introduction: The purpose of continuous quality improvement programs is to improve health care by identifying problems, implementing and monitoring corrective action, and studying its effectiveness. Aim: The present study aims to find out the present length of stay (LOS) of inpatients at a superspeciality hospital. Objectives: 1. To study the existing system of discharge process of patients, 2. to find out the reasons for the delays, 3. To recommend suitable suggestions to reduce length of stay. Mehodology and Results: By considering the LOS of 128 random patients, 32 from each ward A, B, C, and D. The average LOS (ALOS) was found to be 5.69. Factors have been identified by studying the delays through time and motion study in the discharge process. Recommendations: Recommendations have been made for appropriate changes to be considered to reduce ALOS and bring it to 5.0 so that proper resource utilization occurs, and at the same time, there is an improvement in bed turnover rate and thereby in bed occupancy rates.


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