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LOPSLoss of Protective Sensation
LOPSLondon Permit Scheme (London, UK)
LOPSLength Of Patient Stay
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In this study, the data gathering tools were hospitals' standard forms of performance indicators [bed occupancy rate, average length of patient stay in hospital, mortality rate, hospital-bed turnover, and hospital swing bed] and certification of evaluation rating of hospitals.
Measures to reduce health-care costs include decreasing the number of hospitals and the length of patient stays, increasing outpatient and home care, and increasing long-term care for the elderly.
Length of patient stay also is getting trimmed down to the bare essentials.
The first development is the apparent bottoming-out of average length of patient stay at the nation's hospitals.
Now that length of patient stay is declining in many hospitals, we need an active data base to convince administration that we are still operating efficiently.
Positive patient outcomes linked to acuity-based staffing include decreases in mortality rates, adverse outcomes and length of patient stays. Importantly, acuity data also provides an opportunity to demonstrate the significant value nursing contributes to patient care.
In addition, there were significant cost savings related to reduced length of patient stays and treatment costs.
"It's a well understood phenomenon that the reduction of stress and the provision of positive distractions have a direct, favorable, and measurable effect on the length of patient stays and the overall outcomes experienced by pediatric patients," Baur says.
They might also try to find ways to use hospital resources more efficiently to reduce both the length of patient stays and treatment costs.
According to the Department of Health, West Midland hospitals could save pounds 84,103,000 by reducing the length of patient stays.
With decreasing length of patient stays in health care facilities, patient discharges involving noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV), including respiratory assist devices, are generally a frustrating experience for the referral source, the patient and home care respiratory care professional.