Healthcare (HC) is one of the largest and most complex industries. In the last years Local Healthcare Agencies (LHAs) have been experienced high increase in expenditure. New methodological approaches allowing to optimize their efficiency and effectiveness are needed. Hospital departments are the most expensive services provided by LHAs. In this paper, a framework to model LHAs and evaluate the effects of some strategic decisions on LHAs performances is proposed. The analysis focuses on hospital units treating heart failure diseases since they are one of the main hospital admissions causes. The “dehospitalization” of heart failure care pathways is evaluated as a possible solution to the problem of reducing costs and improving quality of service such as the system capability to provide service without delays.
|Titolo:||Operations management in Local Healthcare Agencies: a patient-pathway oriented framework|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Nome del convegno:||V Summer School “Francesco Turco” Impianti Industriali Meccanici|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|