STATISTICAL METHODOLOGY FOR INCREASING THE EFFICIENCY, THE OCCUPANCY RATE, AND PREDICTING THE BED REQUIREMENTS OF THE OBSTETRICAL UNIT.
PITTSBURGH UNIV PA
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The purpose of the research is to 1 review the idea of the grouping of obstetrical units for decreasing the duplication of maternity facilities and increasing maternity occupancy rates 2 introduce inter-hospital cooperation and the admission of other than maternity patients to the maternity suite as solutions to increase obstetrical occupancy rates and decrease obstetrical occupancy rate fluctuations 3 demonstrate the feasibility of analyzing random processes within hospitals and statistically examining factors involved with human behavior 4 offer analytical methods and techniques for attacking hospital problems. Author