A System Design of a Rural Hospital Operating Room
26th CIRP Design Conference
Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Source of Publication
Rural hospitals have been closing their doors at record rates. This fact is distressing because small town hospitals serve 51 million Americans. Often small hospitals are the only major point of care and triage for communities they serve. When rural hospitals close, they force emergency patients to be served at larger hospitals that are located at a much greater distance. This paper focuses on the redesign, through Collective SystemDesign (CSD), of the Operating Room scheduling system in rural hospitals to increase efficiency and to reduce rework in patient care.
Hospitals, Collective systems, Emergency patients, Patient care, Physical Solutions (PSs), Point of care, Rural hospitals, Scheduling systems, Design, Axiomatic Design, Collective System Design (CSD), Operating Room (OR), Physical Solutions (PSs), Systems Engineering
David S. Cochran, J Li, K Vanover, and J T. Foley (2016).
A System Design of a Rural Hospital Operating Room. Procedia CIRP.50, 672-677. Elsevier.Presented at 26th CIRP Design Conference, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.