Journal article

Forecasting the length-of-stay of pediatric patients in hospitals: a scoping review.

Natália B Medeiros, Flavio S Fogliatto, Miriam K Rocha, Guilherme L Tortorella

BMC Health Serv Res | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Healthcare management faces complex challenges in allocating hospital resources, and predicting patients' length-of-stay (LOS) is critical in effectively managing those resources. This work aims to map approaches used to forecast the LOS of Pediatric Patients in Hospitals (LOS-P) and patients' populations and environments used to develop the models. METHODS: Using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses extension for Scoping Reviews (PRISMA-ScR) methodology, we performed a scoping review that identified 28 studies and analyzed them. The search was conducted on four databases (Science Direct, Scopus, Web of Science, and Medline). The identification o..

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