Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-69
Number of pages49
JournalInternational journal of health management and information (IJHMI)
Volume1
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Keywords

  • METIS-269382
  • EWI-18795
  • Health Care
  • Clinical pathways
  • Literature Review
  • Operations Research
  • IR-74616

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