Mt. Sinai Hospital in New Orleans is a large, private 600 bed facility, complete with labratories, operating rooms, and x-ray equipment. Mt. Sinai's administration has decided to make a 90-bed addition on a portion of adjacent land currently used for staff parking. The administrators feel that the labs, operating rooms, and x-ray department are not being fully utilized at present and do not need to be expanded to handle additional patients. The addition of 90 beds, however, involves deciding how many beds should be allocated to the medical staff for medical patients and how many to the surgical staff for surgical patients.
The hospital's accounting and medical records departments have provided the following pertinent information. The average hospital stay for a medical patient is 8 days, and the average medical patient generates $2,280 in revenues. The average surgical patient is in the hospital 5 days and receives a $1,515 bill. The laboratory is capable of handling 15,000 tests per year more than it was handling. The average medical patient requires 3.1 lab tests and the average surgical patient takes 2.6 lab tests. Furthermore, the average medical patient uses on x-ray, whereas the average surgical patient requires two. If the hospital was expanded by 90 beds, the x-ray department could handle up to 70,000 x-ray without significant additional cost. Finally, the administration estimates that up to 2,800 additional operations could be performed in existing operating room facilities. Medical patients, of course, do not require surgery, whereas each surgical patient generally has one surgery performed.
Formulate this problem so as to determine how many medical beds and how many surgical beds should be added to maximize revenues. Assume, that the hospital is open 365 days a year. Then solve the problem.
a. What is the maximum revenue per year, how many medical patients/year are there, and how many surgical patients/year are there? How many medical beds and how many surgical beds of the 90-bed addition should be added?
b. Are there any empty beds with this optimal solution? If so, how many beds are there? Discuss the effect of acquiring more beds if needed.
c. Are the laboratories being used to their capacity? Is it possible to perform more lab tests/year? If so, how many more? Discuss the effect of acquiring more lab space if needed.
d. Is the xray facility being used to its maximum? Is it possible to do more x-rays/year? If so, how many more? Discuss the effect of acquiring more x-ray facilities if needed.
e. Is the operating room being used to capacity? Is it possible to do more operations/year? If so how many more? Discuss the effect of acquiring more operating room facilities if needed.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 16, 2018, 11:20 pm ad1c9bdddf
The solution examines quantitative analysis for management at Mt. Sinai Hospital.
Benefits of a literature review in an applied dissertation
Can you help me to garner some thoughts for this assignment? Thanks.
The following list includes potential benefits of conducting a literature review: Pick two and describe their importance to your Applied Dissertation.
Here is my problem statement and sub-problems:
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THE EIGHT BENEFITS OF LIT. REVIEWS
1. Provides confidence as you discover other individuals' interest in the research area.
2. Allow you to get new or different ideas that you may not have thought about.
3. Provide networking opportunities with other individuals in the field.
4. Allows you to preview what methods others have used and derive strengths and weaknesses found in these methods that could be utilized to enhance your research project.
5. Valuable resource that may disclose sources of information that you were previously unaware of.
6. Potential to provide access to measurement tools created or used by other individuals that have been effective.
7. Potential to reveal problems other individuals have come across in their research that may help you to combat problems that you are facing.
8. Help understand your findings and help you to relate you research to previous research (Leedy and Ormrod, 2001).
Also, now that I have my sub-problems: What are some of the potential pitfalls of attempting this research effort(that you can see)?