There are of course many different causes influencing the length of stay of patients. Also, each patient has their own prerequisites and situational factors that determines the necessary length of a stay.
What is referred to here instead is the unnecessary excess length of a stay that can be identified, rectified and reduced through some simple though comprehensive changes in both equipment and routines in the hospital. Particularly routine between the lab and the wards.
Installing the Tempus600 solution between the medical wards and the lab, ensures that the blood samples arrive significantly quicker in the lab. Having the Tempus600 system connected to the Bulk loader in the pre-analytics only speeds up the entire process, as there will be absolutely no handling of the samples until the analyses have been completed.
This allows for the analytical results and answers to be accessible much earlier to the responsible doctors in each area. By coordinating sampling times and the doctor’s morning rounds in the different departments, provides the doctors/departments with an opportunity to send patients, that don’t need to stay at the hospital, home earlier, and thereby freeing up beds. Hence by not keeping the patients unnecessary in the ward the costs are also reduced.