The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals (NHS Trust) is one of the largest and busiest hospital trusts in the North of England, with an annual budget of over £400 million, and 750 beds. Management at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust (RLBUHT) was concerned about the excessive Lengths of Stay (LOS) they were experiencing, which was resulting in a shortage of available inpatient beds and thus congestion in the Emergency Department.
Some example results help to show improvements in patient flow and bed utilization through implementing Medworxx Utilisation Management:
- 45 --> 18 Over a one- year period, the average number of patients on the Ready for Discharge list dropped
- 500 --> 100 Over a one- year period, the average cumulative Ready for Discharge days also dropped
- 15% Increase in respiratory patient throughput volume and LOS reduced from 10.5 days to 9.7
- 30% Increase in the number of referrals into community beds, indicating better utilization of existing intermediate care capacity
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