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Article: Time studies in A&E departments--a useful tool for management.

TitleTime studies in A&E departments--a useful tool for management.
Authors
Issue Date1996
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/jhom/jhom.jsp
Citation
Journal Of Management In Medicine, 1996, v. 10 n. 3, p. 15-22 How to Cite?
AbstractA time and motion study was conducted in an accident and emergency (A&E) department in a Hong Kong Government hospital in order to suggest solutions for severe queuing problems found in A&E. The study provided useful information about the patterns of arrival and service; the throughput; and the factors that influence the length of the queue at the A&E department. Plans for building a computerized simulation model were dropped as new intelligence generated by the study enabled problem solving using simple statistical analysis and common sense. Demonstrates some potential benefits for management in applying operations research methods in busy clinical working environments. The implementation of the recommendations made by this study successfully eliminated queues in A&E.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151529
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dc.contributor.authorAharonsonDaniel, Len_US
dc.contributor.authorFung, Hen_US
dc.contributor.authorHedley, AJen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T06:24:17Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-26T06:24:17Z-
dc.date.issued1996en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Management In Medicine, 1996, v. 10 n. 3, p. 15-22en_US
dc.identifier.issn0268-9235en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151529-
dc.description.abstractA time and motion study was conducted in an accident and emergency (A&E) department in a Hong Kong Government hospital in order to suggest solutions for severe queuing problems found in A&E. The study provided useful information about the patterns of arrival and service; the throughput; and the factors that influence the length of the queue at the A&E department. Plans for building a computerized simulation model were dropped as new intelligence generated by the study enabled problem solving using simple statistical analysis and common sense. Demonstrates some potential benefits for management in applying operations research methods in busy clinical working environments. The implementation of the recommendations made by this study successfully eliminated queues in A&E.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/jhom/jhom.jspen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of management in medicineen_US
dc.subject.meshAppointments And Schedulesen_US
dc.subject.meshEmergency Service, Hospital - Organization & Administration - Utilizationen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Researchen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_US
dc.subject.meshHospitals, Public - Utilizationen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshTime Managementen_US
dc.subject.meshTime And Motion Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshWaiting Listsen_US
dc.titleTime studies in A&E departments--a useful tool for management.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailHedley, AJ:hrmrajh@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume10en_US
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.spage15en_US
dc.identifier.epage22en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridFung, H=17934464800en_US
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