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|Title: ||An Analysis and Recommendations for Improvements to the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Emergency Department|
|Authors: ||Kim, Erin|
|Advisor: ||Paradi, Joseph C.|
|Department: ||Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry|
|Keywords: ||health care|
|Issue Date: ||25-Aug-2011|
|Abstract: ||In an attempt to improve patient care and compensate for growing demands, new tools and strategies are under constant review and development for improvements and analyses. Advances in technology, analyses of the use of public funding, acquiring additional capital, and adapting practical tools and resources from other industries are commonly considered to improve the situation.
This work provides a series of recommendations and analyses of solutions for emergency healthcare developed with Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH) in mind that can be scaled and adapted for all hospitals and emergency departments. Solutions applied were analyzed for their effect on patient care and health care providers. Recommendations for future improvements and work have been made and numerous concepts were drawn from previous studies and applications in other industries, and adapted for OTMH. It is concluded that the solutions had a positive effect on both the staff experience as well as patient throughput.|
|Appears in Collections:||Master|
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