Title

Measuring and Evaluating Hospital Restructuring Efforts: 18-Month Follow-Up and Extension to Critical Care, Part 2.

Publication/Presentation Date

10-1-1998

Abstract

Critical care has enjoyed unobstructed growth during the past two decades; however, to remain viable, process and role changes are pivotal to ensuring continued quality, cost-effective, and efficient care. In this article, the second in a two-part series, the authors describe restructuring efforts, inclusive of their measurement and evaluation strategies, within four critical care units at an acute care, tertiary institution. Special emphasis is placed on the process, the authors' observations, and lessons learned to date. Part 1 (September 1998) presented evaluation data of the effects of hospital restructuring on patient and nurse satisfaction, costs of care, and clinical quality in four medical-surgical units.

Volume

28

Issue

10

First Page

13

Last Page

19

ISSN

0002-0443

Disciplines

Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

9787675

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty, Patient Care Services / Nursing, Patient Care Services / Nursing Faculty

Document Type

Article