May 2014 |   Volume: 46 |   Number: 5
The member magazine of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers
Model helps transitional care nursing home deploy workers effectively
By Gavin L. Collins
Instead of going home, sometimes hospital patients are discharged to a transitional care unit in a nursing home for rehabilitation over an extended period before moving to a home or another permanent setting. Reducing costs in this process is a priority at the federal, state and individual nursing home levels. A study of simulation modeling was conducted at the Boutwells Landing Care Center, a Presbyterian Homes and Services Continuing Care Campus in Minnesota, to see how to improve outcomes.
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