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Module 4 - SLP Health Care Operations and Quality From the library access the following text: Healthcare Operations Management (Authors: Daniel B. McLaughlin & Julie M Hays). Review Chapter 1: The...

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Module 4 - SLP

Health Care Operations and Quality

From the library access the following text: Healthcare Operations Management (Authors: Daniel B. McLaughlin & Julie M Hays). Review Chapter 1: The Challenge and the Opportunity (Introduction to Healthcare Operations).

Then, review common hospital operations problems at

Select two of the problems identified in the above article and develop a 2- to 3-page paper assessing the reasons for the problems and possible solutions (recommended solutions should include a brief plan of action). In your paper, identity which of the ten action steps recommended by Institute of Medicine (IOM) to close the quality chasm is applicable to each selected problem. The ten action steps can be found on pages 6 and 7 of the text or at the following link:

SLP Assignment Expectations

  1. Conduct additional research to gather sufficient information to support your identification of problems and recommended solutions
  2. Limit your response to a maximum of 3 pages.
  3. Support your SLP with peer-reviewed articles, with at least 2 references. Use the following source for additional information on how to recognize peer-reviewed journals:
  4. You may use the following source to assist in your formatting your assignment:

I need 3 pages, APA, 3-4 in-text citations, 3-4 references

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Anju Lata answered on Jun 06 2020
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The essay identifies two common hospital operations problems, assesses reasons for them and recommends possible solutions to the problems. The solutions also include a
ief plan of action. The paper identifies the appropriate action steps recommended by Institute of Medicine (IOM) applicable to each of the given problem.
Keywords: Hospital Operations problems; Action steps; Healthcare; Quality.
    Many hospitals around the world are going through the same set of basic problems: shortage of nurses and physicians, overcrowded waiting halls, unhygienic conditions and long waiting hours. However, the two most important issues faced by hospital operations are- too many avoidable patient days and poor hygiene or unhealthy community.
Too many Avoidable Patient Days
According to a study performed by Caminiti et al (2013), more than 20% of the bed usage in the hospitals is inappropriate, increasing the risk of diseases caused by prolonged treatment and causing wastage of resources.
When the healthcare providers do not efficiently transfer the patients to other facilities or do not discharge them on time, it can result in increased number of patient days. The healthcare settings take many steps to reduce the number of patient days. The hospitals work in coordination with extended health care facilities and the nursing homes so that the patients could be transfe
ed to these places at weekends. This practice is mainly aimed to avoid keeping the same patients who are better in condition now, in the same units which can be used to provide healthcare services to other emergency patients. This problem can be attributed to poor patient flow, causing overcrowding of the patients who are waiting for the vacant beds and hence delay in healthcare.
The hospitals can be at full capacity due to many reasons. There can be the unavailability of second beds in semi-private rooms...

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