EVALUATION OF BED UTILIZATION PERFORMANCE OF HOSPITAL DEPARTMENTS IN TURKEY WITH GREY RELATED ANALYSIS
The aim of this study was to analyze the bed
utilization performance of hospital departments in Turkey with grey relational
method. Grey relational analysis was
used to determine the bed utılization performance levels of surgery and internal
clinics in Turkey. In this study, hospital performance indicators are used as
variables; bed occupancy rate, bed turnover rate and average length of stay.
Research data were obtained from the Statistical Report of Public Hospitals
Unions. Data were analyzed using MS Excel, SPSS 18 software. In this study, bed occupancy rate (%), average length of stay (day) and bed turnover
rate performance indicators of clinics were found to be 67.3; 5.6 and 63.4, respectively.
According to the grey relational analysis, the section with the most desirable
characteristics represents the sections with the highest scores. The highest grey relational grade score was found to be
obstetrics and gynecology (0.904) and the lowest score dermatology (0.474)
departments. In multidimensional analysis, it was evaluated in two
categories as efficient and inefficient in evaluating the bed use performance
of departments. Hospitals are the most resource-consuming element
of a health care system. The hospital's bed utilization performance has a
positive impact on the hospital's financial success. A significant portion of the cost of
operating in hospitals is due to unnecessary patient hospitalization. In order
to reduce hospital costs, patient beds need to be used optimally. Hence, hospital
managers should regularly audit bed utilization.
Hospital, Bed Utilization, Performance
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