2022 Stronger - P150 - Standardized, Multidisciplinary Rounds Reduce Length of Stay Index - On Demand
By implementing standardized, multidisciplinary rounds, a health system reduced length of stay index from 0.96 to 0.92 across six hospitals, realizing an annualized benefit of $13.4 million. To sustain these gains, the system organized a control plan and surveillance team, which addressed obstacles post-implementation. Using statistical hypothesis testing, the team mitigated many of the issues negatively impacting patient flow, such as mental health comorbidities and high variation in care delivery.
- Healthcare Quality Professionals
- Other Healthcare Professionals
Illustrate a novel approach to multidisciplinary round best practices in reducing length of stay.
Summarize the application of statistical techniques to identify root causes of the problem and to remove data variation that might cloud interpretation of results.
David Schlappy, MS, Chief Quality and Transformation Officer, Tower Health System, Reading, PA
Carol Foltz, PhD, Statistician, Tower Health System, Reading, PA
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Healthcare Quality Professionals (CPHQ)
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- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 ANCC
- 0.50 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
- 0.50 General CE – Attendance