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Hospital Safety Insider, January 17, 2013

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One of the realities of modern healthcare has been the shift (not everywhere, but in a lot of places) from inpatient volume to outpatient volume, with the result being a number of facilities that close and reopen patient care units based on demand. Now, certainly an organization has to be able to allocate resources appropriately, so consolidation, etc., is a very viable strategy.

But there are some states that can get a bit testy when it comes to the discussion of licensed beds, etc., and pushing the focus back on hospitals to be able to quickly (there’s no hard and fast number; what does your state say?) restore those rooms/bed positions to service in the event of an increase in census.

Read on at http://blogs.hcpro.com/hospitalsafety/

 



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