Search Tag: resource allocation

Executive Health Management

How to Support Frontline Clinicians During Crisis?

2020 10 Nov

The COVID-19 health crisis made a big dent in hospitals' resources making it more difficult, especially for frontline clinicians, to provide optimal care for patients, according to a new U.S. study (Butler et al. 2020).   You might also like : Planning Your Surge Capacity: Useful Tools   While medical institutions in general adopted... Read more

ICU Management

Increasing Efficiency Without Affecting Patient Outcomes

2020 11 Oct

The economic and clinical fragilities of healthcare systems around the globe have never been more visible than during the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, the importance of resource allocation has been at the forefront. Weighing safety against costs when dealing with critically ill patients has been a source of dilemma for many healthcare professionals. ... Read more

ICU Management

Lessons from COVID-19: ICU Preparedness, Ethical Issues and Digital Congresses

2020 14 Sep

Jean-Louis Vincent is a Consultant in the Department of Intensive Care at Erasme University Hospital in Brussels and a Professor of Intensive Care at the Université libre de Bruxelles.He is the editor-in-chief of ICU Management & Practice, Critical Care, and Current Opinion in Critical Care and member of the editorial board of many other healthcare... Read more

ICU Management

Predicament Prevention for Pandemics

2020 14 Sep

COVID-19 has resulted in an enormous demand for critical care personnell and increased consumption of resources. How can healthcare systems prepare for the allocation of scarce resources? Introduction Health care crises, like the COVID-19 pandemic, can lead to a pronounced regional, national and even supranational discrepancy between... Read more

Executive Health Management

Lottery for Insufficient Drugs Allocation

2020 29 Jun

One solution to the problem of scarce medications allocation, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, can be the implementation of a centralised lottery system, an article in JAMA argues.   You might also like: EMA Fast-Tracking Procedures for COVID-19 Medicines   The authors (White and Angus 2020) take as an example... Read more

Health Management

Simulating Stress in Hospital Workflow

2016 01 Jul

COMPUTER MODEL LOOKS AT ER FUNCTIONS, EVEN BEFORE IT’S BUILT   With the cost of building a good hospital estimated at around $1 million per bed, it makes sense to test out new layout ideas before any actual construction gets underway.   As a new hospital is an incredibly expensive endeavour, we used a software programme to test different... Read more