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IHI Patient Flow Diagnostic Tool

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Measures a hospital's flow characteristics based on bed turns and utilization of beds

Measuring and understanding hospital capacity and utilization is an important first step to begin patient flow improvements. IHI's Flow Diagnostic allows you to evaluate the current state of your patient flow and help determine a strategy to improve it. Set your organization's current parameters to see where your challenges lie.

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The figures and calculations herein are estimates made for informational purposes only, and are based on GE Healthcare's prior experiences with its clients. The potential opportunities estimated in this tool are not intended to be a commitment, guaranty, or warranty from GE Healthcare. As each hospital is unique, your facility may have other costs, capacities, or other variables that may not be reflected herein. For a more detailed assessment of the potential for your particular facility, please contact your GE Healthcare representative. GE Healthcare accepts no liability for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided in this tool.

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  • Tammy Johnson February 11, 2011 10:44 AM

    What suggestions do you ahev for a starting point to take this tool and make it mean something.

  • Jim Brachulis May 12, 2017 2:42 PM

    What is best way(data to use) to determine # of staffed beds in the bed turns & utilization model; Any proxies? lots of moving parts. I am thinking budgeted nurse staffing at a certain occupancy rate? Thoughts thank you