The unintended consequences of a hospital's attempt to improve

As hospitals try to maintain effective and efficient operations, physician call systems can be a critical element in maintaining quality medical care and financial stability. A decade-long study from a large teaching hospital in Toronto, Canada, shows that a change in staff scheduling resulted in 26 percent higher readmissions, an unintended and negative result….

As hospitals try to maintain effective and efficient operations, physician call systems can be a critical element in maintaining quality medical care and financial stability. A decade-long study from a large teaching hospital in Toronto, Canada, shows that a change in staff scheduling resulted in 26 percent higher readmissions, an unintended and negative result….