Simulation of alternate pediatric hospital care units volumes I and II

J. B. Brayton

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The final report of a project to determine the feasibility of a pediatric day care facility at Children's Medical Surgical Center of Johns Hopkins Hospital. The study also sought to develop a methodology for evaluating the use of alternative health care units and to determine the best configuration and utilization of existing facilities. Data were obtained from a random sample of 800 patients drawn to be representative of the center's pediatric inpatient admissions. A computer simulation was designed to compare patients' service needs with capabilities and capacities of the alternative care units. Volume I contains the body of the report, describing methodology followed in hospital and patient data collection, determination of health care needs, simulation procedures and analysis. Volume II contains appendices, and the user's manual for the computer simulation is in Volume III.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16320 PD: 410p.
JournalAbstracts of Hospital Management Studies
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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