Instrument for objective assessment of appropriateness of surgical bed occupancy: validation study

Afshin Alijani, George B Hanna, Dorin Ziyaie, Suzanne L Burns, Kenneth L Campbell, Marion E T McMurdo, Alfred Cuschieri

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    Abstract

    The number of hospital beds per head of population has fallen by more than 2% a year since 1980.1 Levels of bed occupancy have risen during this period.1 Appropriate bed occupancy is crucial to the NHS, as occupancy rates exceeding 85% in acute hospitals are associated with problems in dealing with emergency and elective admissions.1 We aimed to develop a valid instrument for the objective assessment of appropriateness of occupancy of surgical beds.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1243-4
    Number of pages2
    JournalBritish Medical Journal
    Volume326
    Issue number7401
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2003

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