Urologic consult service resource allocation in setting of growing hospital infrastructure
Project Description: The infrastructure of the University of Florida is constantly growing, most recently with the addition of the new Heart and Vascular Hospital. As the patient census grows, the allocation of provider resources and availability is anticipated to increase in demand. The Urology Department is a heavily consulted surgical and medical service in the existing North and South towers prior to completion of the new hospital. This quality assessment focuses on distribution of resources in the setting of the growing infrastructure, specifically with the addition of a new consult location, whether a consult required a bedside procedure, OR procedure, and what general category the consult fell under. Consult locations are tracked (East, North, and South tower, ER) to assess change of demand on the consult service with the new hospital. This study directly impacts patient care by demonstrating the need for additional resources (supplies, RN training, etc) in various areas of the hospital including the new tower. The study time period extends from prior to and after completion of new hospital. From this investigation, providers and resources can be redistributed to be available for the growing patient needs in a new hospital.
QPI: Kevin, Campbell, (email@example.com)
Collaborators: (firstname.lastname@example.org); (email@example.com); (firstname.lastname@example.org)
UF Health Big Aims: Reduce Variation None
MeSH Keywords: Health Resources, Referral and Consultation, Urology, reducing provider variability, bedside procedure