Comparison of different methods to forecast hospital bed needs

TitreComparison of different methods to forecast hospital bed needs
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsSeematter-Bagnoud, L, Fustinoni, S, D. Dung, H, Santos-Eggimann, B, Koehn, V, Bize, R, Oettli, A, Wasserfallen, JB
JournalEuropean Geriatric Medicine
Volume6
Issue3
Pagination262-266
Date Published06/2015
URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S187876491400196X
DOI10.1016/j.eurger.2014.09.004
Type of ArticleArticle
ISSN1878-7649
Mots-clésForecasts, Hospital use, Trends
Abstract

Objectives : This study compares three methods to forecast the number of acute somatic hospital beds needed in a Swiss academic hospital over the period 2010-2030.

Design : Information about inpatient stays is provided through a yearly mandatory reporting of Swiss hospitals, containing anonymized data. Forecast of the numbers of beds needed compares a basic scenario relying on population projections with two other methods in use in our country that integrate additional hypotheses on future trends in admission rates and length of stay (LOS).

WOS ID (UT)

000355558900012

Citation Key / SERVAL IDserval:BIB_DE0D74906083
Peer reviewRefereed
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