A hospital admission system based on nursing work load
Offensend, F. L. (1972). A Hospital Admission System Based on Nursing Work Load. [Journal Article]. Management Science, 19(2), 132-138.
A model is presented to compare hospital admission systems based on (i) patient census and (ii) nursing work load. It is shown that nursing costs are lower under the work load-based system than under the patient-based one. Sensitivity studies show that the difference between the two systems is due to the fact that the work load-based policy takes into account patient differences.