Allocating nursing staff to hospital wards-- a case study
European Journal of Operational Research
Worthington, D. G., Mike. (1988). Allocating nursing staff to hospital wards-- A case study. [Journal Article]. European Journal of Operational Research, 33(2), 174-182.
In this case study a system for estimating daily nursing workloads on hospital wards is described and its potential is investigated. The system is to be adopted by the local health authority, and some of the preliminary results have already been used. A key feature of the work has been the active involvement of nursing staff. This style of work is proposed as one approach to improving efficiency within the Public Sector whilst maintaining acceptable standards of care.