Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

February 2013    |    Volume: 45    |    Number: 2

The member magazine of the Institute of Industrial and Engineers

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Staffing for patients, not beds

Hospital project quantified factors often ignored in similar studies

By Amanda Mewborn, Roger Gruneisen, Jared Davis and Jack Lin

A mid-atlantic hospital knew it was overstaffed, but it needed industrial engineering expertise to quantify what staffing levels were required to serve the actual number of patients in the hospital.

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