The Chaoulli challenge: getting a grip on waiting lists
- Waiting list statistics. I: relation between admissions from waiting list and length of waiting list. Goldacre, M.J.; Lee, A.; Don, B. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);10/31/1987, Vol. 295 Issue 6606, p1105
Examines the relationship between admissions from inpatient waiting list and the length of waiting list. Influence of seasonal patterns on waiting lists; Inconsistencies in record compilation; Evaluation on the demand for hospital services.
- A model to prioritize access to elective surgery on the basis of clinical urgency and waiting time. Valente, Roberto; Testi, Angela; Tanfani, Elena; Fato, Marco; Porro, Ivan; Santo, Maurizio; Santori, Gregorio; Torre, Giancarlo; Ansaldo, Gianluca // BMC Health Services Research;2009, Vol. 9, p1
Background: Prioritization of waiting lists for elective surgery represents a major issue in public systems in view of the fact that patients often suffer from consequences of long waiting times. In addition, administrative and standardized data on waiting lists are generally lacking in Italy,...
- A Short Story on the Long Waiting List. Levine, Rachel A. // Social Work;Jan63, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p20
The Henry Street Settlement Mental Hygiene Clinic of New York City, were asked by some of its social agency and clinic neighbors how they able to abolish the waiting list. To proceed to the core, this clinic looked first at two primary objectives. First, different from services offered in...
- Estimating patient discharge dates. Lees, Liz // Nursing Management - UK;Jun2008, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p30
The article presents an exploration of clinical, operational and patients' perspectives of estimation of discharge dates that was undertaken at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust as part of an audit review of discharge practice on acute medical and elderly care wards. In order to explore...
- EXPANDED ROLE. // Canadian Nurse;Nov2005, Vol. 101 Issue 9, p6
The article reports on the legislation passed in New Brunswick in the fall of 2005, which allows emergency room (ER) nurses to assess, treat and discharge patients who have ailments that do not require a physician's immediate care. The legislation is intended to reduce ER waiting time in...
- Shorter waiting times for 'self harm' patients. Lipley, Nick // Emergency Nurse;Mar2003, Vol. 10 Issue 10, p2
Reports on the decrease in waiting times and reattendance rates in self harm patients through nurse referral to a mental health assessment team. Characteristics of high risk patients; Attitude of patients with mental disorder towards crowded waiting rooms.
- Trolley wait deadline. // Emergency Nurse;Jun2004, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p3
Announces the deadline for the reduction of trolley wait, wherein patients have to wait on trolleys before being admitted to the emergency departments of hospitals, in Northern Ireland for 2004. Remarks from health minister Angela Smith; Percentage of trolley waits which last two hours or more.
- Testing times. Lipley, Nick // Emergency Nurse;Jun2004, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p5
Examines government efforts to reduce accident and emergency patient waiting or trolley waiting times across Great Britain in 2004. Implementation of waiting time target approach; Increase in the number of trolley waits in 2003; Reason behind the slow hospital discharge and restricted admissions.
- Legislatures' message: Stop pushing new moms out the hospital door. Wolfe, Suzanne // RN;Oct95, Vol. 58 Issue 10, p12
Reports on the approval of state legislation that make health insurance companies pay for women's prolonged hospital stay after giving birth. Normal duration of hospital stay after delivery.