Patient Flow from Emergency Department to Inpatient Wards: Empirical Observations from a Singaporean Hospital

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Pengyi Shi

Purdue University - Krannert School of Management

J. Dai

Operations Research & Information Engineering

Ding Ding

University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) - School of International Trade and Economics

Soo Keng Ang

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Department of Decision Sciences

Mabel Chou

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Department of Decision Sciences

Xin Jin

National University Hospital, Singapore

Joe Sim

National University Hospital, Singapore

Date Written: October 30, 2014

Abstract

This document presents a comprehensive empirical study on the inpatient flow management in a Singaporean hospital. The empirical study uses high resolution patient flow data from 2008 to 2010. This document details the statistics of waiting times for patients admitted from the emergence department (ED) to inpatient wards, bed occupancy rate of the inpatient wards, and overflow proportions (proportions of patients that are admitted to a non-primary ward). The document also reports various statistics related to patient arrival, inpatient discharge, length of stay (LOS), and pre- and post-allocation delays incurred during the bed-assignment process.

Keywords: empirical study; ED boarding; inpatient flow management; hospital inpatient operations

Suggested Citation

Shi, Pengyi and Dai, J. and Ding, Ding and Ang, Soo Keng and Chou, Mabel and Jin, Xin and Sim, Joe, Patient Flow from Emergency Department to Inpatient Wards: Empirical Observations from a Singaporean Hospital (October 30, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2517050 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2517050

Pengyi Shi

Purdue University - Krannert School of Management ( email )

1310 Krannert Building
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1310
United States

J. Dai (Contact Author)

Operations Research & Information Engineering ( email )

226 Rhodes Hall
136 Hoy Road
Ithaca, NY 14853
United States

Ding Ding

University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) - School of International Trade and Economics ( email )

10 East Huixin Street
Chaouang District
Beijing, 100029
China

Soo Keng Ang

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Department of Decision Sciences ( email )

NUS Business School
BIZ 1 Building, #02-01, 1 Business Link
117592
Singapore

Mabel Chou

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Department of Decision Sciences ( email )

NUS Business School
BIZ 1 Building, #02-01, 1 Business Link
117592
Singapore

Xin Jin

National University Hospital, Singapore ( email )

5 Lower Kent Ridge Rd
Singapore, 119074
Singapore

Joe Sim

National University Hospital, Singapore ( email )

5 Lower Kent Ridge Rd
Singapore, 119074
Singapore

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