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Determining Waiting Room Occupancy at an Outpatient Clinic Using Simulated Observations and Probability-Duration Curves PDF Print E-mail
Written by PACSMule Administrator   
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 20:00
Adequate allocation of physical resources in hospitals has become increasingly important with the rise of health care costs. Seat utilization in outpatient clinic waiting rooms is one resource that is particularly important to monitor, to not only ensure patient satisfaction but also accommodate patient flow. Currently, very few studies are available on seat occupancy and patient flow in standard waiting rooms, and studies often neglect important factors, such as hourly patterns of patient influx and occupancy duration.

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