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Utilisation of beds on the general medical unit by 'non-acute medical' patients: a retrospective study of incidence and cost in two Tasmanian regional medical hospital units

Buist, M D; Jaffray, L; Bell, Erica; Hanna, Elizabeth; Weinstein, Philip; Kumar, S; Grimmer, K

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Background: Demand for healthcare services threatens to overwhelm the Australian healthcare system. Public hospitals have the largest component of expenditure growth and as such represent the largest opportunity for efficiency gains. Utilisation of inpatient hospital beds and in particular those on general medical units has not been studied in Australia. Aim: To undertake a retrospective patient medical record review of 200 sequential admissions to the medical wards in two regional Tasmanian...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/32081
Source: Internal Medicine Journal
DOI: 10.1111/imj.12335

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