A simulation tool to support recovery bed planning for surgical patients

Yariv N. Marmor, Thomas R. Rohleder, Todd Huschka, David Cook, Jeffrey Thompson

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Abstract

The cardiovascular (CV) surgery department at Mayo Clinic is planning recovery bed (ICU and step down) needs for the next 10 years. While the current practice focuses on high service level (60% ICU utilization level), e.g., zero surgery cancelation, no shared rooms and no early discharges due to overloading; expected increasing patient volumes will require high level (system) planning in order to maintain the same level of care. A simulation model was developed to support quantitative decision making for the planning process. The model accounts for variability due to surgery scheduling (with seasonal effects), patient mix (with different growth rates), and patient length of stay (both in the ICU and the step-down unit). The model provides decision makers with a means to understand the relationship between patient service level and bed capacity/utilization level. It also provides a tool to evaluate the effects of proposed clinical and process improvements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
Pages1333-1339
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2011 - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: Dec 11 2011Dec 14 2011

Other

Other2011 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2011
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ
Period12/11/1112/14/11

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Intensive care units
Service Levels
Simulation Tool
Cardiovascular Surgery
Surgery
Recovery
Planning
Process Improvement
Process Planning
Cardiovascular surgery
Decision Model
Cancellation
Hospital beds
Simulation Model
Decision Making
Scheduling
Unit
Evaluate
Zero
Decision making

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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Marmor, Y. N., Rohleder, T. R., Huschka, T., Cook, D., & Thompson, J. (2011). A simulation tool to support recovery bed planning for surgical patients. In Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference (pp. 1333-1339). [6147854] https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2011.6147854

A simulation tool to support recovery bed planning for surgical patients. / Marmor, Yariv N.; Rohleder, Thomas R.; Huschka, Todd; Cook, David; Thompson, Jeffrey.

Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference. 2011. p. 1333-1339 6147854.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Marmor, YN, Rohleder, TR, Huschka, T, Cook, D & Thompson, J 2011, A simulation tool to support recovery bed planning for surgical patients. in Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference., 6147854, pp. 1333-1339, 2011 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2011, Phoenix, AZ, United States, 12/11/11. https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2011.6147854
Marmor YN, Rohleder TR, Huschka T, Cook D, Thompson J. A simulation tool to support recovery bed planning for surgical patients. In Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference. 2011. p. 1333-1339. 6147854 https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2011.6147854
Marmor, Yariv N. ; Rohleder, Thomas R. ; Huschka, Todd ; Cook, David ; Thompson, Jeffrey. / A simulation tool to support recovery bed planning for surgical patients. Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference. 2011. pp. 1333-1339
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