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The Daily Dynamic Discharge Approach Guidance Document

Published: 20 Jun 2016
ISBN:
9781786522986

The Daily Dynamic Discharge Approach - Improving the timeliness and quality of patient care by planning and synchronising the day’s activities. This document aims to help readers and potential implementers understand some of the ‘man-made’ causes of delay

30 page PDF

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30 page PDF

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The Daily Dynamic Discharge Approach Guidance Document
Delay Caused by 'Human Behaviours'

30 page PDF

1.2MB

Delay Caused by 'Human Behaviours'

This doesn't mean we consciously choose to behave in a way which causes delay, it is an inevitable side effect of working in such a complex environment dominated by high levels of variation and uncertainty, with many conflicting demands on our time. We tend to create 'coping mechanisms', these include:

  • Acceptance of delay
  • Batching/Bad multi-tasking/Silo-working
  • Parkinson's Law and Student Syndrome
  • Think setting an EDD around known delays and 'realistic' completion time rather than the patients recovery rate - enter 'Parkinson's Law' (work expands to fill the time allotted)
  • Student Syndrome: Leaving things until the last minute - enter 'Murphy', or picking off easy tasks at the cost of complex ones. Think simple discharges vs complex discharges.

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