Pay attention to scheduled admits and occupancy rates

In this single center cohort of a pediatric hospital, about 20% of admits were scheduled, and were most likely to be admitted on Monday or Tuesday, with Wednesday and Thursday having the highest occupancy rates. Operational changes to scheduled admits can have a significant influence on occupancy rates (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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