The unintended consequences of a hospital’s attempt to improve

Posted by on May 31, 2016 10:24 pm
Categories: health

As hospitals try to maintain effective and efficient operations, physician call systems can be a critical element in maintaining quality medical care and financial stability. A decade-long study from a large teaching hospital in Toronto, Canada, shows that a change in staff scheduling resulted in 26 percent higher readmissions, an unintended and negative result.

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