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dc.contributor.advisorCostanzo, Cindyen_US
dc.contributor.authorWorsham, Hollyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-04T17:52:37Z
dc.date.available2019-05-12T08:40:24Z
dc.date.issued2018-05-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/117833
dc.description.abstractBackground: Since the OIG report in July 2013 and issuance of the 2MN rule in August of 2013 there have been clarifications and changes in the regulations as they pertain to Observation status. Hospitals are challenged to meet financial and value indicators with these regulations. Segregating Observation patients was one solution to manage this challenge.|Objective:The purpose of this retrospective comparative design study was to explore the effect of segregating observation patients on the overall length of stay (LOS) and Observation LOS over a 10-month period.|Methods: The retrospective comparative design utilized a convenience sample of patients admitted to the facility from June-April 2016-17 to conduct a baseline assessment of overall acute care and Observation patient LOS and compare with post intervention (segregated Observation unit).|Results: Data analysis suggests that the effect of segregating Observation patients ranged from no change to a slight increase in LOS.|Conclusions: Segregating observation patients was not an effective strategy to manage LOS. The intervention had no effect and the investigator recognizes the financial and value indictors may not have had the sensitivity to detect a meaningful effect.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright is retained by the Author. A non-exclusive distribution right is granted to Creighton Universityen_US
dc.subject.meshUtilization Reviewen_US
dc.titleAnalyzing the Effect of Segregating Observation Patients on Length of Stay in Acute Careen_US
dc.rights.holderHolly Worshamen_US
dc.description.noteManuscripten_US
dc.description.notePresentationen_US
dc.embargo.terms2019-05-12
dc.degree.levelDNPen_US
dc.degree.disciplineDoctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Programen_US
dc.degree.nameDoctor of Nursing Practiceen_US
dc.degree.committeeBragg, Lisaen_US


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