The need for the internet of Life (IOL) - A cloud enabled architecture for healthcare stakeholders

Sagarika Kamath, Rajesh Kamath, Apoorva Sharma, Brayal D’Souza

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Abstract

Richardson (2006) defined ED crowding as patient occupancy at, or greater than, the 75th percentile for a given time period.1This definition has been used by dividing the day into six 4-hour intervals. For each time interval, the percent of total capacity for the ED was calculated. If the ED was over 75% occupied, it was considered crowded for the corresponding time interval. Other researchers have based their conceptual definition on the Crowding Resources Task Force of 2002 which states that crowding is a “situation in which the identified need for emergency services outstrips available resources in the ED”.2According to the Task Force, this situation occurs when the number of ED patients outnumbers the staffed ED treatment beds and wait times exceed a reasonable period.3

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-185
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2019

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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