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Reducing bed occupancy and length of stay on a functional older adults’ psychiatric ward

Overview of attention for article published in BMJ Open Quality, November 2017
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Title
Reducing bed occupancy and length of stay on a functional older adults’ psychiatric ward
Published in
BMJ Open Quality, November 2017
DOI 10.1136/bmjoq-2017-000160
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Azad Cadinouche, Auzewell Chitewe, Kehkashan Khan, Sylvester Lamin, Kajanesh Ratneswaran, Amar Shah, Marco Aurelio

Abstract

A quality improvement project was initiated on Ivory ward, a functional older adult psychiatric inpatient ward at Newham Centre for Mental Health, part of the East London NHS Foundation Trust. The project was started by staff on the ward after it had come to their attention that their ward had the highest bed occupancy and length of stay across similar wards in the trust. The mean bed occupancy in the 9 months before the project started was 87.7%. The mean length of stay on the ward in the 9 months before the project started was 70 days. The team used the model for improvement, which is the trust's methodology of choice for quality improvement projects, to reduce bed occupancy and length of stay. The focus was on running small-scale tests of change to see whether these could lead to improvement. These change ideas were refined, scaled up or discontinued as appropriate to help achieve the aim. The project's aim was to promote quality of care by reducing patient length of stay on Ivory ward to 45 days and bed occupancy to ≤70% or by 1 January 2016. The project team managed to reduce bed occupancy to 58% and length of stay to an average of 35 days.

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Unknown 9 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 3 33%
Student > Bachelor 2 22%
Student > Postgraduate 1 11%
Student > Master 1 11%
Unknown 2 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 22%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 11%
Psychology 1 11%
Unknown 2 22%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 28. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 March 2018.
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#1,342,539
of 25,028,065 outputs
Outputs from BMJ Open Quality
#46
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Outputs of similar age
#27,336
of 337,968 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMJ Open Quality
#3
of 49 outputs
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