Planning models for burns care

Authors
Blair, Eric L.
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Lawrence, James P.
Schneider, Donald P.
Sullo, Pasquale
Greenwald, Peter
Issue Date
1977-05
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Operations research
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PhD
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Abstract
The medical care of severe burn injury is a highly sophisticated process best carried out in specialized intensive care units referred to as burn units or burn centers. The creation and maintenance of a burn facility is very expensive for the supporting institution and the community. Because of this hlgh cost of treatment and the relatively small volume of severe burn patients, there has been much interest in the development of burn services on a regional or statewide basis. In New York State, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDH) is required by state law to approve the construction of new health care facilities as well as any proposed changes in the structual capacity or program of services in any existing facility. This research has developed both descriptive and prescriptive models to aid NYSDH in the process of planning burn care for New York State.
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May 1977
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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