Waiting list analysis of a tertiary care hospital

Gillespie, Mona English (1989) Waiting list analysis of a tertiary care hospital. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The research for this thesis has 2 components; a descriptive analysis of the waiting list for a tertiary care hospital for the fiscal year, 1983/84, and a chart review of patients who were admitted to hospital after being on the waiting list for extended time periods. -- For the descriptive analysis of the waiting list, 3,275 cases were analyzed. 2,886 of the cases were admitted to hospital. The median wait time for those patients was 9 days. There were variances in waiting time for different medical services. At the end of the study period 589 patients remained on the waiting list. 51 percent of those had waited longer than 3 months for admission. -- The chart review was conducted on the most frequent occurring diagnoses in the services of orthopaedics, neurosurgery and cardiovascular surgery. Patients in this review had waited 0 - 30 days, 30 - 90 days and 90+ days for admission. Criteria were used to determine differences, if any, in the process of care during hospitalization for the patients admitted with the selected diagnoses. -- The results of the analysis showed a difference for one criteria only, length of stay was longest across the three groups for those who waited 30-90 days.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5675
Item ID: 5675
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 83-86.
Department(s): Medicine, Faculty of
Date: 1989
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Hospitals--Newfoundland and Labrador--Waiting lists; Hospital patients--Newfoundland and Labrador

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