In this survey we review quantitative health care models to illustrate the extent to which they encompass multiple hospital departments. The paper provides general overviews of the relationships that exists between major hospital departments and describes how these relationships are accounted for by researchers. We find the atomistic view of hospitals often taken by researchers is partially due to the ambiguity of patient care trajectories. To this end clinical pathways literature is reviewed to illustrate its potential for clarifying patient flows and for providing a holistic hospital perspective.
|Place of Publication||Enschede, the Netherlands|
|Publisher||University of Twente, Research School for Operations Management and Logistics (BETA)|
|Number of pages||49|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Name||Beta working papers|
|Publisher||University of Twente, Beta Research School for Operations Management and Logistics|
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Vanberkel, P. T., Boucherie, R. J., Hans, E. W., Hurink, J. L., & Litvak, N. (2009). A Survey of Health Care Models that Encompass Multiple Departments. (Beta working papers; No. 285). Enschede, the Netherlands: University of Twente, Research School for Operations Management and Logistics (BETA).