International benchmarking of tertiary trauma centers: productivity and throughput approach

January 2011
Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes;2011, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p10
Academic Journal
The article presents information a research study which analyzes differences in the throughput and productivity of trauma patient processes between German (UKB) and Finnish (HUS) tertiary trauma centers. It also determines problems that arise during comparison of different healthcare systems. Under the study, the share of patients discharged is used as a control measure. According to the study, the main difference between the hospitals was found in the use of resources in the emergency department (ED) and in postoperative care.


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