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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/29578

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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/29578
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