Patient care is one of the most important factors in healthcare today. The time a patient spends in the hospital, the staff they come into contact with, and their reasoning for being in the hospital all in impact the overall efficiency of a hospital. An increase in patient wait time can be effected by numerous elements: variability in patient arrival, poor patient flow due to check in procedures/architectural planning, and resource contentions caused by a lack of medical staff or poorly allocated resources.
By utilizing Simcad Pro Dynamic Simulator patients flow is automatically tracked and displayed in a number of methods. Simcad Pro details the length of stay and breaks it down into, total length of stay. Simcad Pro can then break that down even further into total time, delay time, "processing" time, waiting on resource, and more.