SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.26 issue1Agreement between two observers in the measurement of smoking and use of safety belt and cell phones in vehicles author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Page  

Services on Demand




Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Gaceta Sanitaria

Print version ISSN 0213-9111


JUAN, Antoni et al. Experience of the moving day of a general hospital and effect on clinical activity. Gac Sanit [online]. 2012, vol.26, n.1, pp.94-96. ISSN 0213-9111.

Objectives: To describe the moving day of a general hospital and to analyze the impact on clinical activity in the first few months after the move. Methods: We describe the process of patient transfer and analyze the impact on activity of moving a regional general hospital in Catalonia (Spain) to a new building. Activity was compared in two periods: the first 3 months after the move (period 2) and the same 3 months in the previous year (period 1). Results: We moved 37 patients without incidents. A total of 18,786 patients were admitted to the emergency room in period 1 and 21,266 were admitted in period 2 (+13.2%). The number of admissions from the emergency room vs elective admissions was 1,314/803 in period 1 and 1,427/979 in period 2 (+8.59%/+21.91%). The number of outpatient visits in period 1 was 32,116 and 30,777 in period 2 (-4.16%). Conclusions: Proper planning and coordination allowed the hospital to be moved without incidents and without decreasing activity.

Keywords : Moving day; New hospital; Activity; Planning.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )