Title

Using Computer Simulations and Focus Groups for Planned Change in Prenatal Clinics

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2001

Description

The Colleges of Nursing and Engineering in a southwest Florida university combined efforts to design a project to use time/motion techniques and focus groups to assess patent flow and effective and efficient use of human resources in public health clinics. Data for 877 observations were entered into a computer simulation program that displayed alternative configurations for health resource management. Information from focus groups was used to plan for ways to use clinic wait time more effectively. This article describes data collection and findings.

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